Derived from the Latin sedre, Sedum means “the thing which sits,” alluding to their sedate habit of mat-forming on rocks and walls. Hence, commonly “Stonecrop” or “Wall-pepper”. They are small, fleshy-leaved and drought-resistant succulents which originate in dry, rocky locations. As well as attractive, evergreen foliage, sedums produce small nectar-rich flowers that attract pollinating insects.