What an intriguing little ground cover! Medium green, succulent, serrated, slightly cupped leaves with a creamy white border whorl around, creating the perfect backdrop for the bright yellow flowers that arrive in summer. While it does flower for you, it is grown primarily for its dramatic foliage that remains evergreen in most climates in its growing zones. Then, if that is not spectacular enough, once the cold weather arrives, a beautiful delicate pink blush paints the centers of each whorl, bringing a whole other dimension of beauty to this unique perennial.
Discovered growing on the island of Ulleungdo off the coast of Korea by horticulturist David MacKenzie, this beautiful sport of stonecrop S. takesimense has delighted gardeners ever since and it is now available for you this spring. Hardy in Zones 4-9, Atlantis will appreciate being planted in full sun in the cool summer regions, and given some afternoon shade in the hot summer regions for best results. Mass this lovely ground cover out for an intriguing display and have your neighbors and friends asking “what is that pretty plant?”.
Atlantis Stonecrop Sedum Care
Care and maintenance of this low growing ground cover is easy once you give it the few conditions it needs to survive. Well draining soil is the number one requirement, whether sandy or a good quality loam. It is tolerant to soil with an average to poor fertility, in fact, it does not like to be fertilized at all. It thrives in a pH range of 5.8 to 6.2, but it will tolerate a wide variance from that and still give you good results. Despite its tolerance for drought conditions, keep it well watered for best performance. A full sun location is best unless you have really hot humid summers, then some light afternoon shade will give the needed relief. Rabbits will rarely bother stonecrop, but bees and butterflies will be frequent visitors.
Deadheading is not necessary with Atlantis Stonecrop as it will continue to push out new blooms in mid to late summer, lasting into fall in some regions. Pruning is also not needed unless you do not like it to spread throughout your garden bed. Then you can divide it up and move it as you need to. Given the chance, this low growing mounding ground cover will completely cover the space you allot to it, choking out weeds in the process, although it is not a fast spreader and unlikely to become a problem for you.
Atlantis Stonecrop Sedum Spacing
Space your plants about 10 to 12 inches apart. Growing just 6 inches tall and spreading out to 12 inches wide, you will appreciate its compact form. Use it as a shade for tall sun loving perennials that appreciate having their roots kept cool. Whether you use this beautiful foliage plant as a filler in your patio containers, or place it in your garden bed, you will enjoy the refreshingly different colors and textures that Atlantis Stonecrop will give you.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.