Data specific to Sedums (Edit)
Category: Containers
Hardiness: Tender - Not Frost Tolerant
Evergreen: Yes
Growth Habit: Mat Forming
Soil Type: Well drained
Loamy / Medium
Sandy / light
Good draining potting mix
Plant uses and characteristics: Containers
Pest resistant
Average water needs
Does not like wet feet
Availability: Easy to find

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Leaves: Glaucous
Other: Rounder, shorter leaved than S. morganianum
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Suitable for miniature gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Leaf
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Baby Burro's Tail
  • Sedum

Photo Gallery
Location: At a local nursery 
Date: 2020-06-20
Best display I’ve ever seen!
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-05-21
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan
Date: 2021-05-29
Labeled as Sedum morganianum, bloom detail
Uploaded by tarev
Location: Baja California
Date: 2023-11-03
8" pot
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan
Date: 2021-05-29
Labeled as Sedum morganianum - several pots with lush growth and
Location: Arenas Valley, New Mexico my greenhouse
Date: 2016-05-29
Location: Oceanside, California 
Date: 2020-01-01
This is burrito as it has the more rounded leaves, morganium has
Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 2011-07-02
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2015-04-10
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Uploaded by sedumzz
Uploaded by sedumzz
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Thomson,Ga.
Date: Picture taken while over wintering inside the house
This plant is very easy to over winter.I just put it in front of
Location: 98108
Date: 2012-10-08
 Burro's Tail in pot
Uploaded by sedumzz

Date: 2013-02-23

Date: 2018-01-17

Date: 2018-01-17

Date: 2022-03-22
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)

Date: 2017-10-11
Location: Centennial Park Conservatory, Toronto, ON, Canada
Date: 2014-03-22

 Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Uploaded by tarev
Uploaded by sedumzz

Date: 2015-01-22
Location: Louisville
Date: 2020-03-14

Date: 2014-02-03

Date: 2013-02-23

Date: 2012-07-12
A damaged sedum 'burrito tail'.

Date: 2012-07-12
A small sedum i picked up from garden center.

Date: 2014-02-03
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  • Posted by a2b1c3 (seattle wa) on Oct 9, 2012 3:55 PM concerning plant:
    From credit to Neal Maillet, Debra Lee Baldwin and Fred Dortort

    In regard to Sedum burrito, it’s a complex issue, but here’s probably more than you need to know about it. The plant was described formally in 1977 as Sedum burrito, a distinct species, by Reid Moran who was a noted authority on New World Crassulaceae. However, the description was based on plants that had been bought several years earlier, one at a nursery in Guadalajara, another in a little town near the purported habitat, so it’s true that no wild collection data exists. It’s worth mentioning that Sedum morganianum the other ‘Donkey Tail’ sedum, was also described (in the 1930s) from cultivated material in the same town, wasn’t seen in the wild even anecdotally until the 1970s, and only found definitively in 2006 I believe. Lately some people have begun calling burrito a hybrid, but the big question is with what — one parent would have to be Sedum morganianum, but no satisfactory suggestions about the other parent as far as I know. I’ve vacillated between calling it a variety of morganianum and a form, but variety without habitat data isn’t any more valid than species lacking data. It could be called cv. ‘Burrito’ but cultivars are supposed to refer to material selected out in cultivation, which is not the case either. Burrito, however, isn’t a horticultural name, it was published validly as such, just a sort of quirky name. If I were writing about it (I mention it briefly in passing), I would say it’s a plant of currently imprecisely determined taxonomic status, and go on calling it either Sedum burrito or Sedum morganianum cv. ‘Burrito’ and leave it at that. It’s surprising how many species floating around have never had their localities discovered; some have been in cultivation for so long that the info is just lost, others were described say 150 years ago and have never been rediscovered. Keeps things interesting.
  • Posted by jojoe (Thomson,Ga. - Zone 8a) on Jul 22, 2012 2:41 PM concerning plant:
    I cut the stem up to healthy tissue, put it in the soil, and it rooted in less than 2 weeks.
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on May 16, 2012 12:11 PM concerning plant:
    Research by Leo_Breman's photostream:

    Update Oct 2010: I have now realised I was wrong about a bunch of things.
    -Sedum burrito was originally collected in Veracruz, Mexico, by Paul Clifford Hutchison (1924-?), with the collection number 1328A, probably first grown at the Berkeley Botanic Garden in California.
    -Sedum burrito Moran is a validly published name. It was published by Reid Venable Moran (1916-Feb 2010) in 1977 in the Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Journal.
    -The ending '-o' in this Latin binomial is grammatically acceptable, although this combination is extremely rare in Sedum. The two words may end in this manner if both are nominative nouns which do not agree in gender, 'sedum' is neutral, whereas 'burrito', whatever the etymology, is male

    Needless to say, we need not agree with these people. Generally, experts seem to have withheld their opinion, merely mentioning that they are probably the same. S. morganianum was itself also found in Veracruz in the 1930's, and it has never been found in the wild again. Reports of it occurring elsewhere are simply false. S. morganianum has 2n=70, S. burrito has been given 2n=69(???). This is of course very strange. 2n=69 is only possible in a hybrid or a mutant where incomplete crossing-over has occurred. 2n=69 almost has to be self-sterile.
Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Sedum 'Burrito' by valleylynn Mar 5, 2013 7:13 PM 0
Incorrect ID, Move to "Sedum Burrito" by Aeonium2003 Feb 11, 2022 3:56 PM 3
Incorrect ID, Move to "Sedum Burrito" by Aeonium2003 Feb 11, 2022 8:31 AM 1
Incorrect ID, Move to "Sedum Burrito" by Aeonium2003 Feb 10, 2022 5:37 PM 3
Incorrect ID, Move to "Sedum Burrito" by Aeonium2003 Feb 10, 2022 3:01 PM 1
Incorrect ID, Move to "Sedum Burrito" by Aeonium2003 Feb 10, 2022 3:02 PM 1
Incorrect ID, Move to "Sedum Burrito" by Aeonium2003 Feb 10, 2022 2:55 PM 0
Incorrect ID, Move to "Sedum Burrito" by Aeonium2003 Apr 28, 2022 1:22 PM 4
Sedum burrito by sedumzz May 15, 2022 4:51 PM 4
Sedum burrito 3 by sedumzz May 19, 2022 4:43 AM 4

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