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Sedum or Stonecrop
Sedum, or Stonecrop, are succulent plants suited to hot, dry conditions but they are very adaptable, even in the wetter parts of Scotland. They generally flower from mid summer onwards and some are useful late bloomers - some lasting well into autumn.
Almost all produce large heads of starry flowers which are a magnet for bees and butterflies and the often blue, grey or reddish, fleshy leaves are beautiful on their own.
The smaller sedums all make wonderful trough plants, especially as they are drought tolerant and do well in poor, gritty soils or compost. Every one of them is a sun-lover and all are easy to grow - in fact their tolerance of very poor soils (provided they are well-drained) make Sedums invaluable for those spaces in the garden where not much else will thrive.
Every garden should have a place for a few sedums - in a trough or container (they look good in clay pots), planted in gravel, along path edges, or on the rock garden or rockery.