- Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 4 - 6 Inches
- Mature Spread 15 - 18 Inches
- Growing Zones 4 - 9
For a stunning groundcover, the SunSparkler® Firecracker Stonecrop Sedum really does fit the bill. Producing a mat of small, burgundy-red-colored leaves, this sedum provides magnificent texture and interest wherever it is grown. It even displays striking pink-red flowers in late summer, which are loved by pollinators. Growing to just 4 to 6 inches high, it can spread up to 18 inches and has a multitude of uses.
Unlike some other stonecrops, this sedum does not flop or fall open during the growing season. As a drought- and heat-tolerant perennial, SunSparkler® Firecracker Stonecrop is incredibly low maintenance and actually thrives on a bit of neglect. With its low form, this sedum is ideal for edging, adding to borders and rock gardens, and even growing in a container.
SunSparkler® Firecracker Stonecrop Sedum Care
For this sedum to flourish, it needs to be grown in full sun and in well-drained soil. It is considered drought tolerant, but only once established and will benefit from regular watering for the first season at least. With its ability to tolerate poor soils, this stonecrop does not require any extra fertilization. However, an annual mulch of organic matter in spring will give it a boost if needed. Being cold hardy, it is suitable for growing in zones 4 through 9.
Once the flowers have faded, they can be removed or left to provide some winter interest and food for the birds. To keep this perennial to shape, its new growth in spring can be pinched back. It is best divided in spring.
SunSparkler® Firecracker Stonecrop Sedum Spacing
Over time, SunSparkler® Firecracker Stonecrop can grow to 6 inches high by 15-18 inches wide. When growing this sedum en masse for swathes of color, it can be spaced around 18 inches apart.
SunSparkler® Firecracker Stonecrop Sedum Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9|
|Plant Type: Perennial|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (6+ Hours Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 4 - 6 Inches|
|Mature Spread: 15 - 18 Inches|
|Mature Spacing: 15 - 18 Inches|
|Habit: Mounded, Spreading|
|Flower Color(s): Red, Purple|
|Flower Description: N/A|
|Bloom Period: August And September|
|Foliage Type: Evergreen, Semi-Evergreen, Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Purple, Red|
|Foliage Description: Purplish-Red|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit, Disease, Pests & Insects|
|Tolerates: Drought, Salt|
|Container Role: N/A|
|Uses: Borders, Groundcovers|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Plants That Work|
|Common Name: SunSparkler® Firecracker Stonecrop Sedum|
|Other Name(s): Firecracker Stonecrop|
|Scientific Name: Sedum SunSparkler® 'Firecracker'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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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.