Fresh sedum, robust autumn flower with pink glow. Sedum, that's a succulent, right? True. But even in a bouquet, Sedum likes to do its bit. The flower gives sturdiness, structure and, of course, beauty.
COLOURS AND SHAPES
Light green stems with small flowers in the same shade that slowly turn pink: that's how you recognise Sedum. All those little flowers together make for quite an impressive flower display. Moreover, sturdy, fairly thick leaves grow on the stems. Sedum's deep colours make it particularly at home in an autumnal field bouquet, and you can even dry the flower afterwards.
In the Netherlands, the flower is also called celestial spike. According to a folk legend, Saint Peter is said to have lost his bunch of keys at heaven's gate and the plant subsequently grew where the keys fell. Yet there is no symbolic meaning attached to the flower with this lovely name.
Sedum belongs to the succulent family, Crassulaceae to be precise. In the wild, Sedum is found throughout the northern hemisphere. It often grows in drier, rocky areas. Because its leaves can store a lot of water, Sedum can withstand drought very well. Those sturdy leaves also add a robust touch to a bouquet.