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Sunsparkler® Wildfire Stonecrop

Sedum 'Wildfire'

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Sunsparkler Wildfire Stonecrop (Sedum 'Wildfire') at Vandermeer Nursery

Sunsparkler® Wildfire Stonecrop foliage

Sunsparkler® Wildfire Stonecrop foliage

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Sunsparkler Wildfire Stonecrop (Sedum 'Wildfire') at Vandermeer Nursery

Sunsparkler® Wildfire Stonecrop foliage

Sunsparkler® Wildfire Stonecrop foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Sunsparkler Wildfire Stonecrop (Sedum 'Wildfire') at Vandermeer Nursery

Sunsparkler® Wildfire Stonecrop

Sunsparkler® Wildfire Stonecrop

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  4 inches

Flower Height:  6 inches

Spacing:  15 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Autumn Stonecrop, Showy Stonecrop

Group/Class:  Sunsparkler Series

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

A groundcover stonecrop with large clusters of deep pink flowers held atop dark cherry red succulent foliage with coral-pink edges; a drought-tolerant perennial that does best in poor soils; a colorful feature in containers or rock gardens

Ornamental Features

Sunsparkler® Wildfire Stonecrop has masses of beautiful clusters of rose star-shaped flowers rising above the foliage from late summer to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive small succulent oval leaves emerge bluish-green in spring, turning cherry red in colour with distinctive coral-pink edges throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Sunsparkler® Wildfire Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Sunsparkler® Wildfire Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Sunsparkler® Wildfire Stonecrop will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 15 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any 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 particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. 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.

Sunsparkler® Wildfire Stonecrop is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. 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  Texture  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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