Sedums tend to be easy to grow, good looking plants that are attractive all season and ‘Thundercloud’ is no exception. It forms a compact mound of blue-green scalloped leaves early in the season and in late summer produces masses of tiny white flowers held in dense clusters above the foliage. Because the plants are shorter than many other sedums like the old favorite ‘Autumn Joy’ they don’t flop and may provide attractive seed heads into the fall and winter. Butterflies and bees love the flowers.

 Type: Herbaceous perennial

Bloom: Tiny white flowers with a hint of pink are borne in tight clusters above the foliage in mid- to late summer.

Foliage: Blue-green scalloped leaves form compact mound

Size: 12” H x 12” W

Light: Full sun to light shade (too much shade produces floppy plants)

Soil: Average, dry to medium, well-drained

Fertilizer: Avoid over fertilizing as rich soil may produce floppy plants.

Hardiness: Zones 4-9

Care: Low maintenance

Pests and Diseases: None of significance but attractive to slugs, snails and aphids

Propagation: Cuttings

Companion plants: Sentimental blue balloon flower, pink coneflowers, Japanese blood grass.

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By Karen