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[Middle English cedum, from Latin sedum, houseleek.]
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(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]
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(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
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[ˈsiːdəm] n (Bot) → sedo
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Follow these with rust, wine-red and tawny-orange blooms of helenium, coneflowers, yarrow, penstemons, sedums, kaffir lilies and crocosmia.
What does it do: Other members of this family may be eaten as a famine food and have a variety of medicinal uses but this one, according to Culpepper, 'is directly opposite to other Sedums, and more likely to raise inflammations that cure them' but this did not prevent him prescribing it for scurvy (Vitamin C deficiency), The King's Evil (tuberculosis) and other scrofulous afflictions.
With hosepipe bans being a regular occurrence, sedums fit the bill as their fleshy leaves and stems can store moisture so they won't wilt as quickly.
Sedums are compact and ideal for smaller gardens or There is a great tradition of using them as carpet bedding plants, along with houseleeks (sempervivums) and echeverias to create wonderful whirls, swirls and elaborate patterns.
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.
WHY not plant up an old colander with some Sempervivums and sedums? These clever plants have developed thick fleshy leaves which store water to survive hot and sunny weather, so need very little watering.
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.
Continue to cut back tired perennials such as sedums to keep the garden looking tidy ?
This latter system has become the global standard for contemporary flat roof structures due to its lighter weight and drought tolerant plant species (predominately sedums).
A number of hardy succulents such as adeniums, echinocactus, aloes, sedums, crassulas and yuccas may be conveniently used in rock gardens.