Sedum is one of the herbaceous perennial flowering plants that requires zero care or maintenance. They are drought tolerant, supported by the nature of their succulent foliage.
Sedum is a very large genus of about 600 species in the family Crassulaceae, which includes Jade plant, Kalanchoe and Hens and Chicks.
Sedum, also called stonecrop, came from a Latin word, sedere, meaning "sit" as in sitting atop the stones, according to about.com:landscaping.
My sedums, both in the front rock garden and backyard, have been around for many years.
The flowers bloom in clusters from August to November, in many colors ranging from light to darker pink to reddish rust.
Sedum is considered a plant for all seasons. I leave most of the flowers to dry on the plants all through the winter months.
I also look forward to seeing their first fleshy leaves breaking through the ground, collecting water drops as early as March.
Sedum are suitable as cut flowers to be enjoyed indoors.