Sedum 'Desert Red'Sedum 'Desert Red'

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.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 6″ / 11″ / 8″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): August, September

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Common Name Stonecrop
Family Crassulaceae
Genus
species telephium
Plant Series
Plant Type
Persistence Deciduous
US Patent # PP24848
EU Grant # EU40464
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Size (HT/W/FL HT) 6" / 11" / 8"
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Soil Very good drainage and mineral soil.
pH 5.8 - 7.2
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Nutritional Needs 75 - 100 ppm
Dormancy Dormant in winter.
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.
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