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Sedum (Stonecrop), spectabile ‘Brilliant’

This is an old-fashioned perennial forming blue-green rosettes of succulent foliage throughout summer. Sedum is also drought tolerant because of its thick, succulent leaves which can store water. Towards mid-summer, flat tightly-packed heads of green buds form, opening later in the year to reveal masses of tiny bright, raspberry-red flowers. It is known for its compact habit and generous flowering. Sedum is highly attractive to butterflies and insects, and several species can be found crowding over the flowers, making an additional attraction in the autumn garden. ‘Brilliant’ is a tough little plant and it is easy to grow, it loves a hot sunny location. Much brighter than ‘Autumn Joy’, but a shorter bloom period. Plant Sedum ‘Brilliant’ with ornamental grasses for a beautiful fall combination. This award-winning ice plant looks great planted in bold drifts towards the front of a sunny, well-drained border. A great addition to the autumn flower garden!

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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 15-18"
Spacing 10-24"
Hardiness Zones 3-10
Exposure Full Sun
Foliage Fleshy Blue-Green
Flower Raspberry-Red
Bloomtime August - October

General Information +

Botanical: Sedum spectabile 'Brilliant'

Common: Stonecrop

Family: Crassulaceae

General Characteristics: Sedum spectabile is an old-fashioned perennial with cabbage-like rosettes of succulent foliage throughout summer. Towards mid-summer, flat tightly-packed heads of green buds appear just above the foliage; these form a feature in their own right, and floral artists often cut them at this stage. In late summer the buds gradually open to reveal masses of tiny flowers, in this variety bright raspberry-red. This plant is an excellent plant for those places you just don't water often. It is very drought tolerant and will turn a lighter shade of color if given too much water. Plant where the sedum will see a lot of sunshine as the leaves can actually turn floppy with too much shade. The succulent clumps of Sedum may be divided and replanted any time during the growing season. The taller varieties are good for edging or perennial borders while the shorter varieties are suited for wall gardens, crevices or rock gardens.

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Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Very easy to grow, tolerates moist or dry soil and spreads rapidly. May be divided in spring or fall when plants become crowded. In February and March cut back the old flowerheads and stems. Sedum spectabile 'Brilliant' needs to be planted in full sun in well-drained soil. It will tolerate most soil types and is drought resistant. No pruning is necessary except to clean up dead stems.