Sedum is a genus of over one hundred species most of them with fleshy leaves and yellow, white or pink flowers, although one or two, such as Sedum sempervivum, have scarlet flowers. Sedums are of very easy culture, preferring a light sandy soil and a sunny situation and being exceedingly useful for covering dry banks and rocky ridges away from the hose or in the thinnest soils. They are also effective for window-boxes or for carpet-bedding.
Propagate by cuttings placed in sandy soil in a sunny sheltered situation in Spring, or by seeds sown in February. Cover the seeds to the depth of one-eighth of an inch. When the seedlings are an inch or two high, prick them off, two inches apart, in pots or boxes, planting them in their permanent places in May.