Sedum morganianum is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, native to southern Mexico and Honduras.
Common name(s): Donkey tail, burro's tail
Flower colours: Pink to red
Bloom time: Annual
Max reachable height: 60 cm (24 in)
Difficulty to grow: Moderately easy
Planting and care
Plant sedum seeds in early spring in well-drained, average to rich soil in full sun. Space the plants between 6 inches and 2 feet apart, depending on the type. Low-growing and vigorous species will tolerate partial shade.
You can also plant divisions or cuttings instead of seeds. Dig a hole so that the top of the root ball is level with the surface, then place the plant in the hole and fill it in.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Well-drained sandy soil
Temperature: 5 to 7 degrees C (41 to 45 degrees F)
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Caring for Sedum Burrito
Once established, sedums require little care. Check your plants regularly to make sure they are not dry and water when needed.
After flowering, cut back the plants to maintain their shape. Remember to divide your plants in the spring or fall to control their spread.
Throughout the summer, divisions and cuttings root readily.
Typical uses of Sedum Burrito
Special features: Pot burrito sedums in a hanging planter or basket so that the stems trail over the edge. Choose a planter with a thick, rounded lip to prevent the stems from breaking or crimping, which they often do in planters with a sharp, narrow edge.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose. The leaves are the main ornamental interest of this cultivar. In temper climate, the leaves usually turn reddish-orange in fall.