|Plant Series||Sedum DESERT™ Series|
|US Patent #||PP24901|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Bloom Time||August, September|
|Flower Color||White, Yellow|
|Foliage Color||Green, Yellow|
|Hardiness Zone||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|How Different?||Compared to 'Yellow Zenox', it has flowers that are more yellow and larger leaves that are more blue green. 'Desert Blonde' has a multicrown habit with blue green, oblong leaves with rose red stems. Leaves take a purplish tint in summer sun.|
|Landscape Value||Mass planting, mixed beds, borders, dry garden. Use for late summer bloom.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||8" / 11" / 9"|
|Soil (Garden)||Very good drainage and mineral soil.|
|Water (Garden)||Low to moderate needs in the garden. Requires good drainage.|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Deer Resistant, Low Water Usage|
|Comments||These plants grow best in well-drained, lean soil.|
Sedum ‘Desert Blonde’
A pleaser, with its blue-green leaves, short rose-red stems, and it forms multiple crowns its first year. Its creamy yellow flowers mature to soft red seed heads. Bred for good container and garden performance.
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This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 8″ / 11″ / 9″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): August, September
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry completely between waterings.|
|EC||0.6 – 0.9|
|pH||5.8 – 7.2|
|Fertility Needs||75 – 100 ppm|
|Notes||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. Received the highest rating at MSU for container culture.|
|Finish Time to 4″||8 – 10 weeks|
|Finish Time to Gallon||10 – 12 weeks|
|Day Length for Flowering||Obligate Long Day|
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