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Stonecrop Sunsparkler Sedum SunSparkler® Series

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Sedum, or Stonecrop, 'Sunsparkler®' series is a group of registered Sedum cultivars that are easy to grow, drought-tolerant, spreading groundcovers in a wide variety of leaf types and flowers in various shades of pink and red. Cultivars from the series are typically grown for their showy, fleshy leaves and striking flowers in the late summer to early fall. In general, the plants from the series are 6 to 8 inches in height, have low water needs, and make excellent groundcovers. 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 these succulent, evergreen plants are extremely drought tolerant and low maintenance. They can be used as groundcover in a rock garden, draping over a rock wall, or in a hanging basket. They look best in small groups or mass planted as a border front or lining a walkway or patio. They fit right in with other sun-loving perennial plants like lavender, cone flower, sage, cat mint, and ornamental grasses. The plants in this series are 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. Slugs and lack of good drainage can be 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 plant#mass planting#fast growing#cascading#long bloom time#rock garden#pollinator plant#border front#nectar plant fall#food source nectar#garden walls#butterfly friendly#nectar plant late summer#Guilford Crevice Garden#container plant
 
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 plant#mass planting#fast growing#cascading#long bloom time#rock garden#pollinator plant#border front#nectar plant fall#food source nectar#garden walls#butterfly friendly#nectar plant late summer#Guilford Crevice Garden#container plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sedum
    Family:
    Crassulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Root Cutting
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, Turkey
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract butterflies and other pollinators.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 0 ft. 8 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 1 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Succulent
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Deciduous
    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 pH:
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    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 late summer through early fall. The series contains several varieties of different colors.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Deciduous
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Naturalized Area
    Rock Wall
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Rabbits