The Charming Burro's-tail That's More Than Just a Pretty Face

Meet the Sedum morganianum, or as it's more commonly known, the Burro's-tail or Donkey's-tail. This perennial herb is not just a pretty face; it's a resilient and spectacular plant that brings a unique charm to any garden or indoor space.

Sedum morganianum

Partial To Full Sun

Can handle a mix of direct and bright light throughout the day.

Low Water Needs

Thrives in dry conditions. Ideal for low-maintenance gardens or forgetful waterers.

Clay or Sandy Soils Preferred

Grows in clay or sandy soils, which can present challenges in soil structure and stability.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in multiple pH ranges.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects or skin irritation risks.

Safe for All Animals

No known safety risks to pets or livestock.


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About Sedum morganianum

The Burro's-tail is a recurring fat plant that stands between 1 to 4 feet tall and spreads about 1 to 3 feet wide. Its azure, pewter, and olive leaves are not just resilient but also ornamental, adding a splash of color to any setting. Come the warm season, it bursts into a spectacular display of lemon, peach, blush, lilac, crimson, and ivory flowers.

Did you know that the Burro's-tail is a favorite among garden birds? So, if you're looking to attract some feathered friends to your garden, this plant is a great choice!

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Our design recommendations

The Burro's-tail is perfect for fringe and bulk planting. Its cascading stems make it an excellent choice for tubs, hanging pots, and even as a room plant. Plus, its vibrant colors and unique shape add an interesting dimension to any garden design. This plant is versatile when it comes to landscape location. It can be used in tubs, hanging pots, as a room plant, in a play area, on a rock fence, or even on an embankment.