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[Middle English cedum, from Latin sedum, houseleek.]


(Plants) any crassulaceous rock plant of the genus Sedum, having thick fleshy leaves and clusters of white, yellow, or pink flowers. See also stonecrop, rose-root, orpine
[C15: from Latin: houseleek]


(ˈsi dəm)

any low, succulent plant of the genus Sedum, stonecrop family, with broad-toothed leaves and clusters of small flowers.
[1400–50; late Middle English cedum < Latin sedum houseleek]
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Noun1.sedum - any of various plants of the genus Sedumsedum - any of various plants of the genus Sedum
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Sedum - large genus of rock plants having thick fleshy leaves
stonecrop - any of various northern temperate plants of the genus Sedum having fleshy leaves and red or yellow or white flowers
midsummer-men, rose-root, Sedum rosea - Eurasian mountain plant with fleshy pink-tipped leaves and a cluster of yellow flowers
live-forever, livelong, orpin, orpine, Sedum telephium - perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowers


[ˈsiːdəm] n (Bot) → sedo
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Port achieved the low-water dreamscape by combining perennials like gaura and orange sedge that peak late in the growing season with evergreens like mugo pine, rosemary, and sedums for year-round lushness.
EXTEND your herbaceous border's season by planting late interest plants such as sedums and asters.
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Many of the sedums we use in beds and borders have relatively large leaves and some are among the most decorative of border plants.
Many of the sedums we use in beds and borders have relatively large leaves, and some are among the most decorative of border plants.
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In both of those cases, survival of the plant cover, sedums and native vegetation, showed varying abilities to withstand the dual effects of low moisture and direct solar incidence, consequences of the steep slope conditions of the roof.
A number of hardy succulents such as adeniums, echinocactus, aloes, sedums, crassulas and yuccas may be conveniently used in rock gardens.
Certain sedums have tiny leaves in red, yellow, green or blue and, planted together, create a pleasantly kaleidoscopic effect in the succulent garden.
Other recommended nectar plants include Caryopteris (blue mist shrub), Monarda (bee balm), Joe Pye weed, asters, sedums, Echinacea (purple coneflower), marigolds, lantana, verbenas and zinnia.
I spend much of the morning making big things like cabinets, so the afternoon is for play," says Doug, who uses wood scraps and succulent tiles (small sedums rooted together on mats of coconut fiber) to make replicas of 1950s Eichler homes, Bauhaus-inspired boxes, and more.