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Night Embers Stonecrop

Sedum 'Night Embers'

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Night Embers Stonecrop (Sedum 'Night Embers') at Tree Top Nursery & Landscaping

Night Embers Stonecrop in bloom

Night Embers Stonecrop in bloom

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Night Embers Stonecrop (Sedum 'Night Embers') at Tree Top Nursery & Landscaping

Night Embers Stonecrop

Night Embers Stonecrop

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  26 inches

Spacing:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Other Names:  Autumn Stonecrop, Showy Stonecrop

Brand:  Walters Gardens

Description:

An impressive perennial for the mid-border, with mauve pink flowers in late summer held over succulent deep black-purple foliage and shiny deep red stems; tolerates dry conditions, may grow floppy in rich soils

Ornamental Features

Night Embers Stonecrop has masses of beautiful clusters of rose flowers with pink overtones at the ends of the stems from late summer to early fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive large succulent round leaves emerge grayish green in spring, turning deep purple in color with hints of black throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The dark red stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Night Embers Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer 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.

Night Embers Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Night Embers Stonecrop will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 26 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 24 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.

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.

Night Embers Stonecrop is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Bark  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features