Botanical Name: Sedum morganianum
Common Name: Donkey Tail, Burro Tail  
Plant photo of: Sedum morganianum
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Ground cover


Height Range

Under 1'


Flower Color

Red, Yellow


Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color

Bronze, Brown, Green, Red


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half





Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate


Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Mediterranean, Spanish


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Hanging Baskets


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: Mullany/MJC
  • Description

  • Notes

This succulent perennial will grow best in a wall pot or hanging basket due to its long stems. It has light, gray green leaves that grow over one another to give off a "braided" look. The flowers are pink to deep red and bloom in spring and summer.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halway with native soil and water. 5. Finish backfilling hole, build basin and water.