50 Beautiful Types of Sedum Varieties

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An evergreen plant with thick and fleshy foliage, this beautiful succulent is perfect for homes and gardens. Here are the best Types of Sedums you can grow.

Sedums are easy to grow and offer a vivid combination of colors that can add a lot of appeal to rock gardens and your succulent collection! As the plant comes in hundreds of varieties, we have selected the most gorgeous Types of Sedums that you can grow both indoors and in gardens.

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Attractive Sedum Varieties

1. Ogon

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Botanical Name: Sedum makinoi ‘Ogon’

Size: 3-5 inches

USDA Zone: 6a-9b

Also known as ‘Golden Japanese Stonecrop,’ it’s a spreading groundcover having tiny, round-shaped golden foliage. During spring, it grows yellow-green, star-like flowers.

2. Giant Jelly Bean

Botanical Name: Sedum lucidum ‘Obesum’

Size: 18 inches tall

USDA Zone: 9a-11b

This beautiful cultivar has fat, round, glossy green leaves that turn exquisite cherry-red in full sun. The plant also grows star-shaped white flowers.

3. Alice Evans

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Botanical Name: Sedum ‘Alice Evans’

Size: 6 inches tall

USDA Zone: 9b-11b

‘Alice Evans’ offers a rosette of thick, green, fleshy pointed leaves, which look like individual flowers. The plant also grows beautiful star-shaped blooms in white color.

4. Mocinianum

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Botanical Name: Sedum mocinianum

Size: 12-24 inches

USDA Zone: 9b-11b

It is a perennial succulent with hanging stems and green hairy leaves that are arranged in a tight rosette. During winter, it grows small white flowers.

5. Donkey’s Tail

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Botanical Name: Sedum morganianum

Size: 24-36 inches

USDA Zone: 10a-11b

Native to Mexico, this sedum offers erect, pendant-like stems with fleshy blue-green lance-shaped leaves. It closely resembles relative Sedum burrito with long, pointed leaves.

6. Firestorm

Botanical Name: Sedum adolphi ‘Firestorm’

Size: 8-10 inches

USDA Zone: 10a-11b

‘Firestorm’ is an attractive low-growing sedum with trailing stems and yellow-green foliage. The leaves form red edges when exposed to cool temperatures or bright light.

7. Integrifolium

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Botanical Name: Sedum integrifolium

Size: 8-14 inches

USDA Zone: 5-8

You can distinguish this plant easily from the other specimens on this list by its broad, flat leaves. The plant grows tall and features purple flowers on top.

8. Humifusum

Botanical Name: Sedum humifusum

Size: 1-3 inches

USDA Zone: 4a-8

A mat-forming succulent, the plant has deep green foliage that takes a wonderful shade of red when exposed to bright sunlight. It is one of the best types of sedums to grow!

9. Morrisonense

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Botanical Name: Sedum morrisonense

Size: 4-8 inches

USDA Zone: 5-8

The compact leaves of the plant are tightly packed together, giving it a bushy look. Grows beautiful flowers in a bright shade of yellow.

10. Colorado Stonecrop

Botanical Name: Sedum spathulifolium

Size: 4-6 inches

USDA Zone: 3a-9b

It forms mats of a basal rosette from rhizomes with leaves having a waxy and powdery texture. The flowers have yellow petals and are small in shape.

11. Cape Blanco Stonecrop

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Botanical Name: Sedum spathulifolium ‘Cape Blanco’

Size: 4-5 inches

USDA Zone: 5a-9b

This perennial succulent produces a beautiful mat of thick, powdery grey-green, and purple-tinted leaves. In late summer, the plant grows yellow flowers.

12. Baby Burro’s Tail

Botanical Name: Sedum burrito

Size: 36-48 inches

USDA Zone: 10a-11b

This beautiful succulent has trailing stems with grey-green to blue-green, fleshy bean-shaped leaves. It stems resembles a young donkey’s tail, hence the name.

13. Wormleaf Stonecrop

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Botanical Name: Sedum stenopetalum

Size: 8-12 inches

USDA Zone: 5a-9b

This sedum variety has branched stems that form a short rosette and erect yellow flowers with plantlets that fall on the ground, producing new plants.

14. Diffuse Stonecrop

Botanical Name: Sedum diffusum

Size: 7-10 inches

USDA Zone: 7a-9b

This mat-forming sedum displays fleshy, branched rootstock, and short stems with lean green to pink branches packed with alluring blue leaves. The foliage turns pink with time.

15. Versadense

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Botanical Name: Sedum versadense

Size: 6-10 inches

USDA Zone: 8a-9b

This sedum is a small succulent shrub featuring decumbent or erect, hairy stems and small fleshy red-cream foliage covered with tiny hairs.

16. Stringy Stonecrop

Botanical Name: Sedum sarmentosum

Size: 10-14 inches

USDA Zone: 3a-9b

This mat-forming sedum features creeping and ascending branched stems with yellow-green fleshy lance-shaped leaves, arranged in loops.

17. Tiny Stonecrop

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Botanical Name: Sedum caespitosum

Size: 2-4 inches

USDA Zone: 5-9

This small annual succulent showcases erect, solitary, or branched stems that spread slowly and form a dense mat. Egg-shaped fleshy leaves are green or red depending on light.

18. Mexican Stonecrop

Botanical Name: Sedum mexicanum

Size: 8-12 inches

USDA Zone: 7a-10b

It is a semi-hardy succulent featuring bright green foliage arranged in a whorl around the branched stems with cylindrical leaves. It is one of the best types of sedums to grow!

19. Palmer’s Sedum

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Botanical Name: Sedum palmeri

Size: 10-12 inches

USDA Zone: 7a-10b

This beautiful sedum forms a rosette of pale green foliage at the ends of winding stems. Rounded leaves are slightly pointed in shape and take a red-pink hue in intense sunlight.

20. Sedum acre

Botanical Name: Sedum acre

Size: 2-5 inches

USDA Zone: 4-9

Sedum acre displays an eye-catching shade of bright green, finely textured leaves highlighted by yellow blooms during summer.

21. Sedum cauticola

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Botanical Name: Sedum cauticola

Size: 2-4 inches

USDA Zone: 5-9

Loved for its silver-blue foliage, this sedum belongs to Japan. The leaves have a shade of gray-green. Come fall and the plant is accentuated by purple-pink flowers.

22. Sedum craigii

Botanical Name: Sedum craigii

Size: 3-6 inches

USDA Zone: 9b-11b

This low-growing sedum showcases flat stems covered in thick and fleshy, finely haired foliage, in an attractive shade of purple-white.

23. Shore Stonecrop

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Botanical Name: Sedum litoreum

Size: 6-8 inches

USDA Zone: It’s an annual plant and has no USDA hardiness zone

Also known as Coastal Stonecrop, it is a small, smooth, erect, annual succulent ‘branched from the stem’ variety with oblong bright-green foliage.

24. Sedum confusum

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Botanical Name: Sedum confusum

Size: 10-16 inches

USDA Zone: 6b-10b

The glossy and evergreen leaves of this plant make it simple, yet eye-catching. It is a great plant to grow in mild climates where the edges of its leaves get a pink hue in full sun.

25. Alexanderi

Botanical Name: Sedum alexanderi

Size: 12-16 inches

USDA Zone: 9b-11b

Alexanderi is a small shrub that produces light green or yellow leaves. It also grows white flowers with red markings and does well in full sun to moderate shade.

26. Allantoides

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Botanical Name: Sedum allantoides

Size: 12-16 inches

USDA Zone: 9b-11b

This pretty sedum variety grows a small shrub with thick, pale blue-green powdery leaves arranged in a rosette. Green-white flowers appear in summers.

27. Red Stonecrop

Botanical Name: Sedum moranense

Size: 6-10 inches

USDA Zone: 5a-9b

This beautiful succulent shrub produces bright green leaves and stems that turn pink in cool climates. If the temperature gets too cold, they take a bright maroon hue.

28. Angelina

Botanical Name: Sedum rupestre ‘Angelina’

Size: 8-10 inches

USDA Zone: 5-10

This low growing succulent has eye-catchy foliage in a brilliant shade of golden-yellow and green, turning into copper-orange in winter. It is one of the best types of sedums to grow!

29. Sea Urchin Sedum

Botanical Name: Sedum lineare ‘Sea Urchin’

Size: 3-6 inches

USDA Zone: 7a-11b

‘Sea Urchin’ is a distinct, slow-growing sedum that produces evergreen foliage. The needle-shaped silver-green leaves are up to 1 inch long and have white margins.

30. Chocolate Ball Stonecrop

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Botanical Name: Sedum polytrichoides ‘Chocolate Ball’

Size: 8-12 inches

USDA Zone: 8a-10b

‘Chocolate Ball’ is a mat-forming, low-growing, evergreen, perennial succulent with dense leafy stems. The needled deep green foliage turns dark red-brown in cold climates.

31. Comic Tom

Botanical Name: Sedum commixtum

Size: 10-14 inches

USDA Zone: 8a-10b

This perennial succulent sub-shrub has many stems with lax rosettes. The green-hued leaves turn to purple-red or brown with time. It grows small star-shaped yellow flowers.

32. Spanish Stonecrop

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Botanical Name: Sedum hispanicum

Size: 6-10 inches

USDA Zone: 5a-10b

This low-growing perennial succulent has blue-green foliage. As the weather becomes warmer, the leaves turn blue-grey in color.

33. Blue Tears

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Botanical Name: Sedum dasyphyllum ‘Major’

Size: 12-16 inches

USDA Zone: 7a-10b

This mound-forming, evergreen perennial has several branching stems and opposite, overlapping, round blue-green leaves. It is one of the best types of sedums to grow!

34. Alpestre

Botanical Name:Sedum alpestre

Size: 4-6 inches

USDA Zone: 4a-9

A low growing specimen, it has bright green foliage with yellow flowers. Grows in a compact form and does well in bright light.

35. Andegavense

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Botanical Name: Sedum andegavense

Size: 3-5 inches

USDA Zone: 4a-8

A very compact plant, it grows in dense clusters that look like tiny red balls. Great to grow in a garden or pots, both.

36. Caeruleum

Botanical Name: Sedum caeruleum

Size: 5-10 inches

USDA Zone: 4-8

An annual, its fleshy leaves are oblong in shape and have a tint of red in the right light exposure. Also grows star-shaped, blue flowers.

37. Clavatum

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Botanical Name: Sedum clavatum

Size: 4-6 inches

USDA Zone: 5-8

This green sedum variety has pale green leaves with red tips. It also features a compact inflorescence of star-shaped flowers in white color.

38. Commixtum

Botanical Name: Sedum commixtum

Size: 12-16 inches

USDA- Zone: 4a-9

Also famous as the Sedum ‘Comic Tom,’ it’s a perennial with blue-green leaves that take a tint of brown as they age. It also grows small yellow flowers.

39. Obcordatum

Botanical Name: Sedum obcordatum

Size: 2-4 inches

USDA Zone: 4a-9

One of the most gorgeous specimens on this list, the plant will amaze you with its blue-green foliage with a silver sheen. Surely one of the most beautiful types of sedums.

40. Red Wiggle

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Botanical Name: Sedum ochroleucum ‘Red Wiggle’

Size: 3-5 inches

USDA Zone: 5-9

With its dense, needle-like foliage, the plant looks spectacular with its light and deep green leaves that have a bright red tip. It also grows yellow star-shaped flowers.

41. Pilosum

Botanical Name: Sedum pilosum

Size: 3-5 inches

USDA Zone: 4a-8

Are you a fan of pink color? This sedum will charm you with its brilliant pink flowers on deep red fleshy rosettes.

42. Jelly Bean

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Botanical Name: Sedum rubrotinctum

Size: 1-3 inches

USDA Zone: 5-9

The leaves of the plant bear a resemblance to jelly beans. Its light green foliage gets a red tint when exposed to bright sun.

43. Smallii

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Botanical Name: Sedum smallii

Size: 1-2 inches

USDA Zone: 4a-8

The tiny and lump leaves of the plant have a different tint of green, light pink, and faded red. Grows in clusters and great for small pots.

44. Aizoon Stonecrop

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Botanical Name: Sedum aizoon

Size: 12-20 Inches

USDA Zone: 5-9

This branchless sedum variety has upright foliage with bright green leaves having toothed margins. It also grows bright yellow flowers.

45. Anglicum

Botanical Name: Sedum anglicum

Size: 2-4 inches

USDA Zone: 4a-8

This stubby succulent has plump and small leaves in grey-green color. When exposed to bright light and dry conditions, the foliage takes a deep tint of red.

46. Atratum

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Botanical Name: Sedum atratum

Size: 1-2 inches

USDA Zone: 4a-8

The flowering stems of this sedum variety have fleshy leaves having green and red tint. This super-cute specimen will look great with other succulent varieties.

47. Baleensis

Botanical Name: Sedum baleensis

Size: 4-8 inches

USDA Zone: 5-9

This variety has deeper red to light green pointy leaves, depending on the sunlight exposure. Grows in a dense form.

48. Cockerellii

Botanical Name: Sedum cockerellii

Size: 5-6 inches

USDA Zone: 4a-9

The plant has flat-looking leaves in clusters with pointy ends, which makes them look like flowers. This variety also does well in shade.

49. Cremnophila

Botanical Name: Sedum cremnophila

Size: 7-9 inches

USDA Zone: 5-9

The bronze-green rosettes of this plant are tightly packed together making it look quite spectacular in pots. It looks more beautiful with yellow flowers in summer.

50. Dendroideum

Botanical Name: Sedum dendroideum

Size: 24-48 inches

USDA Zone: 4a-8

Not to be confused with Sedum praealtum, the plant has light green leaves of an unusual shape with bright red edges.

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  1. I love the selection you’ve highlited here. It’s rare to see such a variety of lesser known (to me) sedums.

    I have a question. I have a stonecrop (what I think is a stonecrop) with nearly flourescent Pink tinged leaves, that when people see, their jaws drop. It’s leavelets are green varigating to bright purply pink, and flower with a bright ruby red flower. I sure wish I knew what it is, if only to be able to recommend it to others.


    • There are Facebook plant groups. The one I am a member of is “Plant Identification and Gardening”. You can post a photo of a plant & members will weigh in and help you identify. Good luck. I would love to see it. Based on your description, it sounds beautiful!

  2. Dream dazzler stonecrop, perhaps. Hopefully you see this even though it’s 2 years old. It’s unfortunate that they did not answer you.


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