I, on the other hand, love SAJ! I spent two summers removing all of the sedum 'coral carpet' (super invasive) from this area. I replanted it with SAJ because I love its light green color against the dark green yews and it requires almost no attention all summer.
It is one of the few perennials I know of that looks good all summer.
As people walk up to my front door, they are surrounded by SAJ.
I also have it on the opposite side of the driveway:
It is just beginning to turn pink. By next week, this entire area will be a sea of light pink!
You know what that means. When the sedumn AJ turns pink, autumn is not far behind. We had a high of 68 degrees today.
There is one negative to SAJ. When it turns pink, the bees love it. There will be dozens of bees in this area next week.
Last year I got stung by a bee on this SAJ in the arbor garden.
Every time I walked down the path, my knee would hit the plant. One day a bee got annoyed and stung me right in the knee--Ouch!
I am not looking forward to a repeat of that, so I moved the SAJ from this area last Sunday and replaced it with the Elijah Blue grass I bought in May.
I have never had this grass before, so I don't know if it will survive the winter. If not, I will have to come up with something else next year.
When the SAJ turns pink I will show you some of the other areas whereI have it planted. Oh, did I forget to mention that I have over a HUNDRED of these plants? Probably even two hundred...I should count them someday.