|Plant Series||Sedum DESERT™ Series|
|US Patent #||PP24848|
|EU Grant #||EU40464|
|Hardiness Zone||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||6" / 11" / 8"|
|Finish Time||Medium (6-8 Weeks)|
|Bloom Time||August, September|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Flowering Season||Summer, Fall|
|Flower Color||Pink, Purple, Red|
|Leaf Color||Purple, Red|
|Soil||Very good drainage and mineral soil.|
|pH||5.8 - 7.2|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Deer Resistant, Low Water Usage|
|Nutritional Needs||75 - 100 ppm|
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry completely between waterings.|
|Water (Garden)||Low to moderate needs in the garden. Requires good drainage.|
|How Different?||A very low flat habit, rose colored flowers, red seed heads. Compared to Sedum 'Dazzleberry', 'Desert Red' has a wider habit and red seed heads after the rose pink bloom.|
|Landscape Value||Mass planting, mixed beds, borders, dry garden. Use for late summer bloom.|
|Finish Time to 4"||8 - 10 weeks|
|Comments||"Best of Species" in Penn. State Trials 2013. These plants grow best in well-drained, lean soil.|
|Grower Notes||Obligate long day plant. Pinch 1 week after transplant. Grow with 60°-65° F nights, 75°-80° F days. Provide night interruption or day length extension to force flowering under natural short days. Supplemental lighting during cloudy days has proven beneficial for flower production. AVOID CHEMICAL SPRAYS.|
Sedum ‘Desert Red’
Flat, spreading habit with small blue-green leaves that darken in high light. A completely different look. Deep rose pink flowers in late summer mature to amazing shiny red seed heads. These seed heads extend the showy season for months.
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