Sedum 'Popstar' PP31228 CPBR6264 (25) Bare Root Plants
ROCK 'N ROUND® Collection
Common Name: Stonecrop
This low maintenance, compact Stonecrop will be the star of your late summer garden. In the summer, blue-green foliage appears on grey-purple stems with a dense, full habit, an improvement in form from the classic Sedum cauticola. In late summer to early fall, the dense mound is completely covered with creamy grey buds that burst open to cheery, salmon pink flowers. When the flowering period is finished, darker pink seed pods extend the interest of the plant further into fall.
This plant falls into a category of hardy, dome shaped Sedum hybrids. These plants typically bloom in early fall on round mushroom cap-type habits. Especially vivid when planted en masse. Through the year they showcase succulent foliage and are well adapted to low water and rock gardens. If left standing, they provide winter interest and food for birds.
Sedum is one of the most popular perennials grown in American gardens because it is very easy to grow and hardy in most areas of the country. Because of its thick, succulent leaves which can store water, sedum is drought tolerant. It should be sited in average to poor soil that is well-drained. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be lanky and open. Most varieties should be grown in full sun to light shade. The lower growing types, however, will survive in partial shade.
This plant is not usually bothered by pests or diseases. The seed heads of the taller varieties provide excellent winter interest and food for birds. Remove them in spring when the new growth begins to show.
Attracts butterflies and bees. Deer and rabbit resistant. Terrific low-maintenance plant.
Height: 10 to 12 Inches; Spread: 16 to 20 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9
Flower Color: Pink shades; Foliage Color: Blue shades
Low Water Needs, Needs Good Drainage
Poor to Average Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Late Summer - Early Fall
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Edging, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant