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SunSparkler® Blue Elf Sedum

Sedoro 'Blue Elf'

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SunSparkler® Blue Elf Sedum (Sedoro 'Blue Elf') at Gertens

SunSparkler® Blue Elf Sedum flowers

SunSparkler® Blue Elf Sedum flowers

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SunSparkler® Blue Elf Sedum (Sedoro 'Blue Elf') at Gertens

SunSparkler® Blue Elf Sedum foliage

SunSparkler® Blue Elf Sedum foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  4 inches

Flower Height:  6 inches

Spacing:  15 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  xSedoro, Sedum x Orostachys

Group/Class:  SunSparkler® Series


A highly desirable groundcover, forming a dense mound completely covered in rounded succulent blue-green foliage; the first Sedum x Orostachys hybrid; tight clusters of pink flowers in late summer; needs a dry and sunny location

Ornamental Features

SunSparkler® Blue Elf Sedum has masses of beautiful clusters of rose flowers at the ends of the stems from late summer to mid fall, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive large succulent round leaves remain bluish-green in color with showy steel blue variegation and tinges of pink throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

SunSparkler® Blue Elf Sedum is a dense herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, 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® Blue Elf Sedum is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

SunSparkler® Blue Elf Sedum will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 16 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 medium 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 considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils. 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® Blue Elf Sedum is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. 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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