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Sedum ‘Desert Black’


Must be booked by week 46 to receive vernalized material in spring of the following year.


Black leaves, multiple crowns the first year, short stems, and nice rose pink flowers. This plant has it all! Bred for vigorous basal branching and good garden performance, you will be very happy with the quality. Provide all Sedums with good drainage.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 8″ / 11″ / 9″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): August, September

Common Name Stonecrop
Family Crassulaceae
species telephium
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US Patent # PP24902
EU Grant # EU40656
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Dormancy Winter
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How Different? Compared to 'Postman's Pride', it has much shorter stems, more vigor, more crowns. Compared to 'Chocolate Drop', it is a much wider plants with more crowns and it is much darker.
Landscape Value Mass planting, mixed beds, borders, dry garden. Use for late summer bloom.
Most Active Growing Season
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 8" / 11" / 9"
Soil (Garden) Very good drainage and mineral soil.
Water (Garden) Low to moderate needs in the garden. Requires good drainage.
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Comments These plants grow best in well-drained, lean soil.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry completely between waterings.
EC 0.6 – 0.9
pH 5.8 – 7.2
Fertility Needs 75 – 100 ppm
Notes Pinch 1 week after transplant. Grow with 60°-65° F nights, 75°-80° F days. Provide night interruption or day-length extension to force flowering under natural short days. Supplemental lighting during cloudy days has proven beneficial for flower production. AVOID CHEMICAL SPRAYS. Received the highest rating at MSU for container culture.
Finish Time to 4″ 8 – 10 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon 10 – 12 weeks
Day Length for Flowering Obligate Long Day
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