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Sedum SunSparkler 'Firecracker' - Stonecrop (photo credit: Growing Colors)

Groundcovers

Sedum SunSparkler™ 'Firecracker'

Stonecrop

Sedum 'Firecracker' sports succulent leaves of cherry-red foliage in dense, compact mounds. Part of the "SunSparkler" series, 'Firecracker' is topped for several weeks by brilliant pink blooms in mid-to-late summer. 'Firecracker' is just 6 inches high, but quickly fills in up to 18 inches wide. The foliage is small, upright, and rounded, and deer tend to leave this plant alone. Attracts butterflies like magnets!


Like all the SunSparklers™, 'Firecracker' stands up to cold as well as heat, and once established it doesn't mind poor soil fertility and long periods of drought. It's ideal for containers that don't get watered as often as you'd like, and there's no better solution for hard-to-plant banks, slopes, and dusty garden spots receiving full sunshine.

Stonecrop Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some light shade. Also tolerates drought and heat, particularly once established. Plants must have good soil drainage to perform well. Plants generally thrive in sandy to gravelly soils of average to moderate fertility. Plants grown in overly rich soils or in too much shade will produce weak, floppy growth. Plants slowly spread over time.

Height:

6-8 in

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Spread:

12-18 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Sedum SunSparkler™ 'Firecracker'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Attributes
Mass Planting
Container
Rock Garden
Edging
Ground Cover
Great Foliage
Border or Bed
Drought Tolerant
Foliage Color
Burgundy
Red
Great Companion Plants for Sedum SunSparkler™ 'Firecracker'
Willowleaf Sunflower Willowleaf Sunflower (Helianthus salicifolius 'Autumn Gold')
Daylily Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Bela Lugosi')
Coneflower Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus')
Anise hyssop Anise hyssop (Agastache rugosa 'Little Adder')
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