Sedum Flowers Suddenly Turning Brown And Drying Up

Question From: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Q: I have a ellacombianum Sedum I planted this spring. It was looking great and getting the little yellow flowers as it should. All of a sudden the flowers are turning brown and drying up. Is there something wrong or is it just that time of year that the flowers die out? Will it damage the plant to cut off the dead flowers?

A: It's early but excessive heat is death on flowers. Cut them back and enjoy the foliage. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy