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Sedum 'Postman's Pride'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Cultivar: Postman's Pride
Additional cultivar information: (PP16831)
Hybridized by De Buck; Year of Registration or Introduction: 2005


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10 members have or want this plant for trade.


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Grown for foliage
Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From leaf cuttings
From herbaceous stem cuttings
By simple layering
By serpentine layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive WINDNSALT On Mar 29, 2012, WINDNSALT from Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, NS (Zone 5a) wrote:

Bought 2 little plants last autumn (2011). Wanted to be sure it would "take" and come back here at Lawrencetown, NovaScotia and it has! Horray! Will be purchasing several more plants this spring to complete the area I wish to fill with Postman's Pride.......My region is 5A, windy, salt air,

Positive saya On Jul 24, 2006, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Sedum ‘Postman’s Pride’ came from a cross of S. ‘Purple Emperor’ and S ‘Lynda et Rodney’. Both have dark red purple foliage. ‘Postman’s Pride’ has dark purple blue foliage, so its darker than its parents and the foliage will even get darker and more shiny during aging and by growing in full sun.

The hybridizer Jose De Buck is also a postman by it's truly the postman's pride.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Knights Landing, California
Petaluma, California
San Anselmo, California
New Milford, New Jersey
Pittsford, New York
East Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia
Clyde, Ohio
Lexington, Virginia
Newport News, Virginia
Lake Forest Park, Washington
Lakewood, Washington

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