Sedum Carl
Sedum 'Carl' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Autumn Stonecrop

Sedum 'Carl' is an introduction from England that has a very compact habit. The large magenta pink flowers appear in the late summer on reddish stems. The rounded grey-green leaves form a dense mound that holds its shape even in flower.

  • Height: 41 - 46 cm (16 - 18 in)
  • Spread: 46 - 61 cm (18 - 24 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 3
  • Sun or Shade: sun
  • Bloom Time: late summer
  • Leaf Colour: grey green
  • Bloom Colour: magenta pink
  • Critter Resistance: bees and butterflies
  • Nature Attraction: rabbits

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Sedums are "plant and forget" perennials. Because of their ability to store water in their thick succulent leaves they are very drought tolerant. They do well in average well drained soil in full sun to light shade. Do not add extra organic material because this will make the plants floppy. Leave the foliage to stand for the winter because the large seed heads are attractive and provide food for the birds.