Scientific Name : Sedum spectabile
Common Name : Stonecrop
Hardiness Zone : 3a - 10b
Hardiness Degree : -40°F (-40°C)
Blooming Season : Autumn, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Winter Interest (regional), Heat Tolerant
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Height : 18 - 24" (46 - 61cm)
Width : 12 - 24" (30 - 61cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Large flower heads with salmon-colored star-like bloom in Autumn.
Idea & Tips : One of the most heat and drought tolerant plants.
Grower Information : Blue-green flower heads turn rosy-pink and intensify to deep ruby-red, then bronze.
Daylength : Long days are required for flowering.
Propagation Information : Reduce and then eliminate mist as soon as possible. Allow media to dry as rooted cuttings develop.
: Plant Maturity:
Cold treatment is beneficial.Temperature:
Increased branching; more flower buds.
Plant Growth Regulators : B-Nine (2,500-3,500 ppm) tank mix with Cycocel (750-1,000ppm) will help control growth. Florel (300-500 ppm) to increase branching (delay flowering). Bonzi and Sumagic are also effective.