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Sedum Frosted Fire

Stonecrop

Perfect for a sunny spot

The fleshy green leaves of this upright Stonecrop are strikingly edged in cream, with attractive pale pink flower heads that deepen to coppery red in late summer. Makes a great statement in a sunny border.

Where?

Any sunny border, rock or gravel garden. Fabulous partnered with verbenas, coneflowers and ornamental grasses.

How?

This hardy plant enjoys a moist but well-drained soil. The faded flower heads can still be an attractive feature in the winter garden especially if lightly dusted with snow, so delay cutting them back.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available June - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering August - September
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 38 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 15 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 45 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Light sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Patio container, Flower border and beds, Coastal or drought resistant, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Gravel garden

Typically available

From June to September