Sedums are some of the best flowers you can have in the garden for butterflies and bees, they flower slightly later in the summer so extend not only the flowering season of your garden, but also the feeding season for hungry bees.
Sedums are rather fleshy plants, which will rot in heavy soggy soils, so they need a drier sunny place to thrive.
We accept that maybe you will either love or loathe these, they aren’t really spectacularly pretty plants, and many of the flower heads on the taller varieties flop over, which is annoying.
If however, you use the shorter ones you avoid that problem in addition, sedums come in a whole range of colours too, so they are good at keeping your garden looking more interesting for more of the year.
We use sedums in:
(main image: A Harbut)