Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sedum 'Frosty Morn'

Sedum 'Frosty Morn' in delicate pink bloom this September.
 Sedum 'Frosty Morn' has been a favorite of mine since I first saw it featured in a British garden in one of my magazines a couple years ago. It is a basic, large stature sedum, but its leaves are rimmed in white around the edges and its bloom color is a more delicate pink than the traditional medium pink of the popular Sedum 'Autumn Joy' (see it in GBBD Sept).

Sedum 'Frosty Morn' earlier at the beginning of September
This sedum is easily propagated, as are most sedums. When I cut it back in June by half, which helps with its branching and keeps it from flopping later (see more about herbaceous pruning), I just poked each little tip into the ground around the current plants and -poof!- more plants. I even forgot about a few cuttings, they sat in a pot during the heat of summer for a couple of weeks, and they are also growing right along the with others. Amazing.

Sedum 'Frosty Morn' was the belle of the ball for GBBD September, and is still one of the favored ladies in my mind. It is situated on one corner of the Circle Lawn, continuing the white variegated theme that is started in the Cherry Corner garden by the variegated loosestrife. And it looks lovely in a couple of ornamental grass combinations in the area...
Sedum 'Frosty Morn' with Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola').
Sedum 'Frosty Morn' overhung by Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium).
 Its foliage has been a stellar addition all season. But it does also bloom of course...
Just starting in mid-September.
Above Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola').
The exciting new idea I am looking forward to next year is seeing its summer foliage below the towering white Lily speciosum album. Picture the lilies blooming in front of the right tree on the Shade Path below.

Photo taken from my favorite bulb company, Van Engelen.com
Sedum 'Frosty Morn' on the right in August, in front of a failed attempt at Gladiolas.
Always looking forward to next year! Room for more mistakes and more successes.


  1. I love the variegated foliage on this sedum! I have often wondered how Autumn Joy got so popular. This sedum is lovely.

  2. Very pretty! Thanks for the suggestion. It's beautiful in all seasons (well, except winter when it's dormant). ;-)

  3. I have never seen this sedum before. It is gorgeous! I love the variegated leaves!

  4. What a gorgeous sedum, must try & get hold of some.

  5. I like the variegation at any distance, but the blooms are most rewarding up close. Neat to have a plant that combines curb appeal with subtle charm.

  6. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
    I did the failed gladiola thing in pots this year and still not enough sun..... I understand.
    Suggestion..... try white impatiens by the hosta and left tree too carry the white theme around in a wave.
    The white lilies will be beautiful. Centerfold Asiatic to bloom first, then the Album lily and then Casa Blanca Oriental. (White Lily bloom all seasons )
    The LA hybrids do well for me too. They bloom in mid July.
    Good time to think of next year. :)
    I so enjoy your gardens.... so beautiful and well designed.
    Jo-Ann in Eau Claire WI

  7. How pretty they are. I love the variegated leaves too.

  8. Wow, until I saw the little sedum budds up close I didn't realize how delicate and pretty they are!!
    Nice choice:)

  9. I didnt realise the popularity of these plants until I started researching it on the web. We are now growing them in Tasmania (Australia) http://peoniesandperennials.com/?portfolio=sedum-morning-frost and we absolutely love them! good to see so many people being ethousiastic about them


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