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Stonecrop Sunsparkler Sedum SunSparkler® Series

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Description

Stonecrop 'Sunsparkler' series is a group of an easy to grow, drought-tolerant, spreading groundcovers that come in a wide variety of leaves and various shades of pink flowers.  They are typically grown for their showy, fleshy leaves and striking flowers in the late summer to early fall.  The flowers are attractive to butterflies and many other pollinators. 

Plant it in the full sun to some light shade in well-drained soil.  Once established they are extremely drought tolerant and low maintenance.  Use this groundcover in a rock garden, draping over a rock wall, or hanging basket. It looks best in small groups or mass planted as a border front or lining a walkway or patio. It fits right in with other sun-loving perennial plants like lavender, cone flower, sage, cat mint, and ornamental grasses. This plant is resistant to damage by deer and rabbits and tolerates drought, air pollution, and dry rocky soils. 

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No significant problems.

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Angelina's Teacup'
    Dwarf version of 'Angelina'
  • 'Sunsparkler Blue Elf'
    Compact, blue green leaves, dark pink flowers
  • 'Sunsparkler Dazzelberry'
    Blue green leaves pink flowers bloom early fall
  • 'Sunsparkler Firecracker'
    Burgundy leaves with hot pink edges light pink flowers
  • 'Sun Sparkler Lime Twister'
    Variegated version of 'Lime Zinger' with cream colored edges
  • 'Sunsparkler Lime Zinger'
    Chartreuse leaves
  • 'Sunsparkler Plum Dazzled'
    Purple leaves
'Angelina's Teacup', 'Sunsparkler Blue Elf', 'Sunsparkler Dazzelberry', 'Sunsparkler Firecracker', 'Sun Sparkler Lime Twister', 'Sunsparkler Lime Zinger', 'Sunsparkler Plum Dazzled'
Tags:
#showy flowers#vigorous#drought tolerant#wildlife plants#mass planting#fast growing#cascading#long bloom time#rock gardens#pollinator plant#border front#nectar plant fall#food source nectar#rock walls#butterfly friendly#nectar plant late summer#guilford crevice garden#container plants
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Angelina's Teacup'
    Dwarf version of 'Angelina'
  • 'Sunsparkler Blue Elf'
    Compact, blue green leaves, dark pink flowers
  • 'Sunsparkler Dazzelberry'
    Blue green leaves pink flowers bloom early fall
  • 'Sunsparkler Firecracker'
    Burgundy leaves with hot pink edges light pink flowers
  • 'Sun Sparkler Lime Twister'
    Variegated version of 'Lime Zinger' with cream colored edges
  • 'Sunsparkler Lime Zinger'
    Chartreuse leaves
  • 'Sunsparkler Plum Dazzled'
    Purple leaves
'Angelina's Teacup', 'Sunsparkler Blue Elf', 'Sunsparkler Dazzelberry', 'Sunsparkler Firecracker', 'Sun Sparkler Lime Twister', 'Sunsparkler Lime Zinger', 'Sunsparkler Plum Dazzled'
Tags:
#showy flowers#vigorous#drought tolerant#wildlife plants#mass planting#fast growing#cascading#long bloom time#rock gardens#pollinator plant#border front#nectar plant fall#food source nectar#rock walls#butterfly friendly#nectar plant late summer#guilford crevice garden#container plants
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sedum
    Family:
    Crassulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, Turkey
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Succulent
    Habit/Form:
    Cascading
    Creeping
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Showy flowers appear lates summer through early fall.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought