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Cola Cola Stonecrop

Sedum cauticola 'Cola Cola'

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Cola Cola Stonecrop (Sedum cauticola 'Cola Cola') at Vandermeer Nursery

Cola Cola Stonecrop

Cola Cola Stonecrop

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Plant Height:  4 inches

Flower Height:  8 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Japanese Stonecrop

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

This interesting variety is perfect for the rock garden; a compact species with stunning silver-blue foliage, brownish red stems, and bears mounds of pink toned flowers in fall; perfect for massed presentations and containers

Ornamental Features

Cola Cola Stonecrop is blanketed in stunning clusters of pink star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from late summer to late fall. Its attractive succulent round leaves emerge silvery blue in spring, turning silver in colour with distinctive purple edges throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The brick red stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Cola Cola Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Cola Cola Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Cola Cola Stonecrop will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 8 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Cola Cola Stonecrop is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Bark 
Ornamental Features
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