Mr. Goodbud Sedum

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Exquisite color, six-inch bloomsSome Sedums give you...more. Mr. Goodbud (Sedum 'Mr. Goodbud') lives up to his name, with gigantic flower heads in a range of deep harvest hues. This plant turns heads with its showy display. With a compact, tidy form that fits beautifully even in already-stuffed garden borders, you'll be able to find a place for Mr. Goodbud. This is a perfect plant to highlight with a starring feature role in autumn.

You could call it rugged, with a strong upright growth habit and durable stems. Broad, flat flower heads develop with large white buds in mid-summer. The display deepens across the spectrum from beautiful, burnished reds to bright magenta purples and electric rose-pink. Sounds spectacular, right? You'll have to see this plant to believe it!

Use it where the setting sun will set off the starry flowers in a fiery display!

Mr. Goodbud grows with vigor, even in rocky or poor soils. The handsome form is bushy and well-branched and the red stems easily carry the weight of the six-inch blooms. Deep blue-green succulent foliage brings an impactful "gravitas" to the edge of your sunny planting beds all season. The serrated leaves are glaucous with a grayed-purple cast.

Mr. Goodbud is cold hardy, deer resistant, heat and drought tolerant, AND so beautiful in the fall! This superior Sedum selection attracts droves of late-season, bees and butterflies, and migrating pollinators such as the Monarch, who rely on the nectar. But you'll have plenty of blooms to steal a few for your indoor floral bouquets without feeling too jealous!

Planting and Application:

Use in containers for an eye-catching and easy-care focal point. They happily decorate balconies, decks, patios, and porches. They'll forgive you if you forget to water them from time to time! Add colorful cheer and these evenly mounded clumps as formal and informal planter thrillers around your seating areas and poolside deck.

Include sunny borders near the edge of the bed. Wonderful edging and filler plants, plus the orderly growth and bright color add the finishing touch to your garden borders and edges! Rock Gardens, pollinator borders, Cottage borders, and Xeric landscaping area where these plants really shine! Even thriving in tough spots like hell strips along the road, sidewalk, and driveway!

They'll be a magnificent partner for Asters or Coneflowers for a wonderful autumn display! Create a modern planting by using it in front of Ornamental Grasses to polish the look. You'll gain movement, color, and bold style. Add Adam's Needle Yucca for a desert look, even in Zone 4, but just as brilliantly through Zone 9!

Fill a wide, open area with a mass planting of Mr. Goodbud. Space them 10 inches apart, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. By planting like this, you'll pretty up large drifts of bare ground, slow erosion on slopes, and create a spectacle out of a hard-to-mow hillside!

Underplant with several kinds of groundcover Sedum as part of a special, curated collection. You'll enjoy months of blooms without lifting a finger by choosing a mixture of Sedum and perennial varieties with overlapping bloom times.

  • Very Showy Stonecrop & Award of Garden Merit Winner
  • Early-Blooming Purple Pink Flowers Are Half a Foot Wide!
  • Large Flower Heads On Sturdy, Purple-Red Stems Resist Flopping
  • Beloved by Migrating Butterflies as Late Season Nectar Resource
  • Blue-Green, Succulent Foliage
  • Trim, Compact Form
  • Outstanding Fall Color & Winter Interest
  • Rock Gardens, Specimen, Edging, Containers & En Masse

#ProPlantTips for Care:

These widely adaptable, low-maintenance plants are easy to grow in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil. Give it full sun all day long, at least 6 hours of direct sunlight is required. During the first season, give it a medium amount of water on a regular basis. After the fleshy roots are well-established in your soil, you can ease off on the supplemental water. We always recommend that you protect your investment with water in a prolonged drought. But Mr. Goodbud Sedum is a water-wise perennial, but do appreciate a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch around the root zone to keep more moisture consistency in the soil.

Leave the dried stalks standing for winter. The large dried flowers catch and sculpt light snowfall in a very interesting way and birds pluck seeds from them for a late-season treat. For a clean-looking appearance, remove the old foliage before new growth begins in the early spring.

  • Easily Grown in Full Sun
  • Thrives in Almost Any Well-Drained Soil - Poor Soil Tolerant
  • Regular Moisture At First - Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Prune Down Early Spring
  • Deer Don't Prefer This Gorgeous Plant
  • Cold Hardy, Heat & Drought Tolerant

You'll always admire this high-performing, boldly colorful perennial. Order Mr. Goodbud Sedum from Nature Hills this season and add a burst of lively color to your fall landscape. Other than that, no special care is required. You'll appreciate these exceptional plants more every year. Order Mr. Goodbud Sedum!

Stonecrop Frequently Asked Questions

How To Grow And Care For Sedum?

Also known as Stonecrop, Sedum need full sun for the most flowers and very well-drained soil. Provide moderate, regular moisture and fertility. Prune down in the very early spring.

Will Sedum come back every year?

Sedum are reliable perennials so long as they have well-drained soil year-round.

What happens to Sedum in winter?

Sedum are herbaceous perennials that will lose their leaves after frost and die back to the ground. They leave behind ornamental dried flowers and stems for winter interest. In spring, they regrow from their root systems anew!

Will Stonecrop spread quickly?

Stonecrop or Sedum will not spread or become invasive, staying put where it's planted as low-growing mounding plants.

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Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Mr. Goodbud Sedum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Sedum 'Mr. Goodbud'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 15 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 15 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purplish-Pink
Foliage Perennial
Foliage Color Blue-Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No