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Sedum morganianum
Sedum morganianum

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Zones 17, 22-27, H1, H2
Partial Sun
Partial
Regular WaterMinimal Water
Moderate, Minimal

Sedum morganianum

Donkey Tail, Burro Tail
Crassulaceae
Cacti and succulents, Perennials

SEDUM

Native to many parts of the world. Some are quite hardy to cold, others fairly tender; some are tiny and trailing, others much larger and upright. Fleshy leaves are evergreen (unless otherwise noted) but highly variable in size, shape, and color. Typically small, star-shaped flowers, sometimes brightly colored, are usually borne in fairly large clusters.

Sedum morganianum

Produces long, trailing stems that reach 3–4 ft. in 6 to 8 years. Thick, 3/4-in.-long, light gray-green leaves overlap each other along stems to form braided-looking "tails" less than 1 in. thick. Pink to deep red flowers may appear from spring to summer but are only rarely seen. Because of its long stems, this species is best grown in a hanging basket or wall pot; in mildest climates, try it spilling from top of a wall or in rock garden. Provide rich, fast-draining soil. Protect from wind and give partial shade.

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