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Sedum ‘Night Embers’ (Stonecrop)

Stonecrop 'Night Embers', Sedum telephium 'Night Embers', Showy Sedum 'Night Embers', Hylotelephium 'Night Embers'

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Sedum Thunderhead, Stonecrop Thunderhead, Sedum telephium Thunderhead, Showy Sedum 'Thunderhead, Hylotelephium Thunderhead, Pink Sedum, Rose Sedum

Noted for its unusual dark foliage, Sedum ‘Night Embers’ (Stonecrop) is an upright, clump-forming, deciduous perennial with a striking foliage of thick, fleshy, semi-glossy, dark black-purple leaves. Blooming in late summer and fall, a profusion of showy flowerheads packed with star-shaped, pale mauve-pink flowers are on display. They are borne on stout, upright, deep red stems and rise with majesty above the foliage clump. Both foliage and dead inflorescences remain attractive through winter, providing some additional interest. This sun-loving perennial is ideal for containers, alpine beds, rock gardens, and other hot, dry spots. With a narrow base and a vase-like habit, this showy sedum is perfect for small garden spaces.

  • Grows up to 24-26 in. tall and wide (60-65 cm).
  • Best grown in full sun, in averagedry to medium moisturewell-drained soils. Tolerates very light shade and poor soils. Drought once established.
  • Provides color and contrast to beds and borders or rock gardens at a time when most plants have stopped blooming. Effective when planted en masse or in groups.
  • Flowers are attractive to bees, and butterflies and are excellent as cut flowers. The seed heads provide food for birds.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Rabbit resistant
  • Low maintenance, this Sedum forgives neglect!

Members of the genus Hylotelephium, border sedums are essential beauties for the late-season garden and deserve a spot in gravel gardens. Undemanding, not aggressive, with fleshy, drought-resistant foliage and lovely domed flowerheads packed with a profusion of tiny starry flowers, opening to white, pink or red blossoms in late summer or early fall, they are a popular attraction to butterflies. They look particularly attractive with Asters, Solidago (Ornamental Golden rods), Boltonias, and Ornamental Grasses. Standing for months, their faded flowers and seed heads provide a colorful display in late fall and winter, even under snow caps. There are hundreds of Hylotelephium cultivars and hybrids to pick from. Which one will be yours?

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Crassulaceae
Genus Sedum
Common names Stonecrop, Sedum
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 30"
(60cm - 80cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Salt, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Sedum pachyclados (Gray Stonecrop)
Sedum makinoi ‘Ogon’ (Golden Japanese Stonecrop)
Sedum tetractinum ‘Coral Reef’ (Chinese Stonecrop)
Sedum tetractinum (Chinese Stonecrop)

Recommended Companion Plants

Salvia x sylvestris ‘Mainacht’ (Wood Sage)
Stipa tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass)
Dahlia ‘Honka’
Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage)

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Crassulaceae
Genus Sedum
Common names Stonecrop, Sedum
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 24" - 30"
(60cm - 80cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Salt, Rabbit
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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