A genus most appreciated for its drought resistant, sun loving succulent leaved perennials. Either as low ground cover or taller border plants and with the added bonus of attractive foliage and showy flowers loved by many insects and butterflies. The stonecrops have become a much loved and invaluable group of plants. Full sun and well drained soils are required by all, poor soils are preferable so as not to encourage soft leafy stems liable to flop over. The Chelsea chop can be practised on the taller sedums, which means cutting the growth back by half sometime in May which will prevent the plants becoming too tall, the stems will soon grow away and flowering will not be affected. Many plants have had a name change to Hylotelephium, instead of Sedum.