We really like this sedum because it is upright, ridiculously easy to grow, and makes a bold statement in the garden. Dark black purple leaves shoot up from the soil in early spring creating towering two foot tall shoots of night. Starting in the summer pink to mauve flowers emerge creating cloudbursts of color held aloft above the darker plant. This depth of color is not something that is easily or often found in the garden and used in the right setting it will create a dramatic effect. This tall upright sedum provides a substitute for shrubs in the garden. Spent heads continue to provide interest and food for birds through the winter. Seed heads can be removed in early spring to make way for the next season's dark plum colored growth.
Photo Credit: Walters Gardens
|Bloom Color:||Bull puffs of mauve, purple, red colored flowers|
|Bloom Period:||Late summer to early fall|
|Genus & Species:||Sedum 'Night Embers' PP29211|
|Mature Height:||24 to 26 inches|
|Mature Spread:||24 to 26 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||18 to 22 inches|
|Planting Depth:||Plant even with the soil in pot|
|Planting Time:||Spring or fall planting|
|Soil Type:||Does well in dry well draining soil|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun to light shade|
|Zone:||3 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for your Perennial - Sedum
Sedum is easy to grow and beautiful, as a result it is one of the most popular garden plants. Sedums are extremely drought tolerant and can be grown in poor soil so long as there is good drainage. If grown in soil that is fertile, it will grow in a less attractive, more spread out form. Plants may be lanky. Sedum prefers full sun, but some varieties can tolerate some shade. It is very resistant to pests and disease and in the winter you'll find that birds are attracted to eat the seed heads. These heads should be removed in spring as the new growth starts to show. Think about dividing your sedum every 3 to 4 years to maintain good quality attractive plants. Spring is the best time to perform division. Sedum is usually not bothered by pests or disease.