Ask a flower-loving friend what sedum and a camel have in common. The camel can store water in its hump and sedum stores water in its leaves.
Sedum has often been called "live forever."
Hen and chickens are sedum.
Sedum is grown on many northern European roofs rather than grass.
Some Romans grew sedum on roofs to protect the house from lightning. They called the plant the "Beard of Jupiter."
The Vikings would often plant sedum on their roofs to drive away demons. It was called "Thor's Helper." There is no documentary evidence that this actually worked but, then, there is no documentary record of demons inhabiting their dwellings.
the 12-acre Stonecrop Gardens is located in Cold Springs, New York, in the Hudson Highlands. This is a must-see for sedum lovers.
Once sedum was used to treat epilepsy and skin diseases. Do not eat sedum for doing so can cause irritation of the mucus membranes and cause cramps and even paralysis.
One of the writer's various sedum, in the Valley of Virginia, began emerging in mid-February. We also saw a dwarf deep purple iris in full bloom on 2/25/13! Spring will soon be upon us.