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Sedum ‘Desert Red’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


Flat, spreading habit with small blue-green leaves that darken in high light. A completely different look. Deep rose pink flowers in late summer mature to amazing shiny red seed heads. These seed heads extend the showy season for months.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 4-9
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 6″ / 11″ / 8″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): August, September

SKU: SEDDESRED Categories: ,
Common Name Stonecrop
Family Crassulaceae
Genus Sedum
species telephium
Plant Series Sedum DESERT™ Series
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # PP24848
EU Grant # EU40464
Bloom Time August, September
Flower Color Pink, Purple, Red
Foliage Color Purple, Red
Dormancy Winter
Exposure Full Sun
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
How Different? A very low flat habit, rose colored flowers, red seed heads. Compared to Sedum 'Dazzleberry', 'Desert Red' has a wider habit and red seed heads after the rose pink bloom.
Landscape Value Mass planting, mixed beds, borders, dry garden. Use for late summer bloom.
Most Active Growing Season Spring
Persistence Deciduous
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 6" / 11" / 8"
Soil (Garden) Very good drainage and mineral soil.
Water (Garden) Low to moderate needs in the garden. Requires good drainage.
Special Uses Deep South, Deer Resistant, Low Water Usage
Comments "Best of Species" in Penn. State Trials 2013. 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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