Photo by Missouri Botanical Garden
If you know Sedum ‘Autumn Joy,’ the great four-season perennial, just imagine it smaller by half with leaves a pale, silvery green outlined by white edges and, voila’, you have a fair image of Sedum ‘Frosty Morn.’ It’s a different species, but as hardy and showy as ‘Autumn Joy.’
This sedum is eye-catching and unusual, one of the rare perennials that stand upright (rather than look like mounds). So ‘Frosty Morn’ is good for contrast--contrast of silhouette, color, and texture, to name three. Another contrast: the leaves are thick, almost succulent, stiff, and very visible, thanks to their white edges.
Even the flowers are frosty. They are small and white. They land open in loose candelabras atop each stem, so the top of the plant looks drifted with snow. Bloom starts in late summer and lasts a month or more, bringing a memory of frost to the warm season.
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