From Showy to Shy, Sedum.

Sedum is a charming genus, with its typically soft, rounded leaves, hugely rewarding flowers to insect visitors and a willing, robustness to grow well regardless of constrains.

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Sedum purple emperor

Ubiquitous as a ground cover for rockery's and now green roof's the genus “Sedum” extend in form and function way past these simple applications.

“ Ideally adapted, Sedum provide a multitude of advantages as part of green roof technologies, being crucial to a number of butterfly species just one.”
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Mixed species of Sedum

My favorite way to include species of Sedum is among naturalistic planting of grass meadow, creating different layers and levels among the sword.

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Sedum between rocks

A nice UK site for Sedum is

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