shiny, green, spoon-shaped leaves and bright yellow summer flowers are borne on a tough, bushy plant two or three feet high and as wide. Two other popular shrubby species of much more refined habit are ihe fool-high S. ireleasei, with thick blue-white leaves and yellow flowers; and the choice Golden Sedum, S. adolphi, whose handsome yellow leaves and white flowers are a valuable addition to any collection.
Another distinct group of tender, shrubby sedums are those species with sausage-shaped leaves. Here we find the foot-high S.pachyphyUtun, with dainty gray -green leaves tipped red, and yellow spring flowers; S. ailanioides, which looks verv much like it but has snowy-while leaves and blossoms; S. guatema-lense> a miniature version of both, whose shiny green leaves turn bright red in the sun, giving it the popular name Christmas Cheer; and the well-known Boston Bean, S. stahlii, a low^ growing species with very fat round leaves that turn red brown in the sun. In this group we must also mention ihe recenth discovered S. morganianum, an outstanding hanging-basket plant whose pendent branches, thick with silvery leaves, often reach three feet in length, giving it the apt name Burro's Tail.
There is also a group of small, bushy Mexican sedums with flatter, thinner leaves, such as the closely related S. compressum and S. palmeri, whose slender, sprawling stems bear rosettes of loosely arranged, rounded whitish leaves and orange-yellow flowers in spring. Two other low-growing, mat-forming species are S. amecarnecanumt, with yellow-green leaves and pale yellow flowers, and S. moranense, with very small triangular leaves and white flowers. And to complete the list we must include thai relatively tender Algerian species S. mulnceps, whose small erect branches with close-tufted rosettes of tiny dark green leaves look for all the world like miniature pine trees*
Certainly no brief summary such as this can hope to do justice to the many hundreds of fine sedums available to ever/ collector of succulents. As ground covers or wall plantings, in rockeries or borders, in pots or dish gardens, the sedums
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