Relight garden fires for great fall color with sedums.
The common name for these beautiful plants is "Stonecrop" but it's not very common these days. In fact, most people now call the sedums "Sedum," and it's all due to one spectacular plant---Sedum "Autumn Joy," one of the most popular perennials of all time, with pinkish bloom. It's a must for late summer color.
Sedums are "succulents," which means they have thick leaves that store moisture, which tells you they do well in full sun and arid, rocky soil. Best of all, they are available now in a host of colors, from the taller ones, like "Autumn Joy" to the tiny closely-related ground covers called "Hens and Chicks" that you probably remember from your grandmother's garden.