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SunSparkler® Dazzleberry Sedum

Sedum 'Dazzleberry'

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SunSparkler® Dazzleberry Sedum (Sedum 'Dazzleberry') at Gertens

SunSparkler® Dazzleberry Sedum flowers

SunSparkler® Dazzleberry Sedum flowers

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SunSparkler® Dazzleberry Sedum (Sedum 'Dazzleberry') at Gertens

SunSparkler® Dazzleberry Sedum foliage

SunSparkler® Dazzleberry Sedum foliage

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SunSparkler® Dazzleberry Sedum (Sedum 'Dazzleberry') at Gertens

SunSparkler® Dazzleberry Sedum in bloom

SunSparkler® Dazzleberry Sedum in bloom

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Plant Height:  6 inches

Flower Height:  10 inches

Spacing:  15 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Autumn Stonecrop, Showy Stonecrop

Group/Class:  SunSparkler Series

Description:

A compact upright stonecrop with very large raspberry red flowers held atop of distinctly bluish-green succulent foliage; a drought-tolerant perennial that does best in poor soils, an excellent choice for late summer color in the garden border

Ornamental Features

SunSparkler® Dazzleberry Sedum is covered in stunning clusters of ruby-red flowers at the ends of the stems from late summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive succulent round leaves remain bluish-green in color throughout the season. The brick red stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

SunSparkler® Dazzleberry Sedum is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

SunSparkler® Dazzleberry Sedum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

SunSparkler® Dazzleberry Sedum will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 10 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

SunSparkler® Dazzleberry Sedum is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our experts for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

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Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Bark  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features