|Plant Series||Sedum DESERT™ Series|
|US Patent #||PP24848|
|EU Grant #||EU40464|
|Bloom Time||August, September|
|Flower Color||Pink, Purple, Red|
|Foliage Color||Purple, Red|
|Hardiness Zone||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|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.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||6" / 11" / 8"|
|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||"Best of Species" in Penn. State Trials 2013. These plants grow best in well-drained, lean soil.|
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.
*** PLEASE NOTE ***
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): 6″ / 11″ / 8″
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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