There are clumping sedums (‘Autumn Joy’ and Matrona’) and there are spreading sedums (‘John Creech’, ‘Fuldagut’ and ‘Lime Zinger.’) Great in any garden with full sun to part shade, sedums are extremely drought tolerant due to their fleshy, succulent leaves. In fact, a dropped sedum stem will readily root in your garden, making yet another plant. We also add sedums to containers for an easy trailing presence or for height. They add interest to the garden from spring to fall.
Two groundcover varieties are quite evergreen and spring out of the snow with leaves intact: ‘John Creech’ (green leaves) and Sedum sarmentosum (yellow-chartreuse leaves). In addition, these two work very well on green roof plantings when a light soil mix is used.