Sedum SunSparkler® 'Firecracker' PP26595
Uses: Mat-forming, semi-evergreen perennial succulent. Excellent ground cover! May be used as a houseplant or in planter boxes.
Benefits: Super low-maintenance! Produces small, eye-catching bright pink blooms that attract butterflies. Foliage changes from mint green to burgundy red based on the amount of light it gets and the time of year. Sprawling growth habit. Tolerates poor, dry soil. Drought tolerant once established.
Zones: 4 - 9
Sun: Full Sun
Life Cycle: Perennial
Mature Height: 4" - 6"
Mature Width: 12" - 24"
Bloom Season: Late Summer into Early Fall
Sedum SunSparkler® 'Firecracker'—most commonly known as Sedum 'Firecracker', and sometimes referred to as Firecracker Stonecrop—is a low-growing perennial succulent commonly used as a groundcover, in rock beds, in planter boxes, and often as a houseplant. Its sprawling growth habits and unique changing colors are well suited for a variety of locations.!
The leaves and stems are often a combination of both mint green and burgundy red colors. High summer temperatures and full sun exposure promote red hues, while shade and cooler temperatures encourage green hues. Foliage may also turn a deep burgundy color over winter in warmer zones.
Produces tiny, star-shaped bright pink flowers from late summer through early fall.
Foliage is considered semi-evergreen. It will remain green or potentially turn burgundy red throughout the winter in warmer zones, and brown over the winter in colder zones.
It's a fast spreading plant, which makes it great as a ground cover. If spreading is not desired, we suggest planting your Sedum Firecracker in a planter box or hanging basket.
Although Sedum is considered fast-spreading and will take over sections of your garden, it is not considered to be invasive. This is due to the fact that it is extremely shallow rooted and may be easily removed if desired.
Sedum is becoming increasingly popular as a houseplant due to its ease of care and its air purification abilities.
Rabbit, deer, and drought tolerant.
Sedum Firecracker Care
Sedum Firecracker ( Firecracker Stonecrop) is very easy to care for and does not require lots of attention or maintenance. Some would argue that it does best with neglect.
Fertilizations will accelerate growth and keep your plant well fed. We suggest using our slow release fertilizer, or something similar.
Sedum often does best when grown in full sun, although partially shaded areas are often just fine. Too little sun will cause negative growth issues.
Water regularly after planting until established, or in periods of drought. Do not overwater! Its ideal soil is semi-dry to semi-moist, rich, and well draining. Sandy and gravel filled soils are also a favorite of Sedum Firecracker. Avoid planting in areas that are known to hold water or flood.
If grown as a houseplant, it's suggested to place your Firecracker Sedum in a cold environment (in a cold garage or outside in the winter in zones 4-8) for at least a month out of the year to allow it time for vernalization. Sedum continuously grown in warm (indoor) environments for too long will not grow as nicely and may falter and potentially die after about 12-18 months.
Size of Sedum 'Firecracker' for Sale Online
The Sedum 'Firecracker' (Firecracker Stonecrop) that we sell online will ship in a greenhouse grade grow pot. Each plant will be appropriately sized for its pot. Please contact us with any specific questions.
Size of Sedum 'Firecracker' When Fully Grown
Sedum 'Firecracker' (Firecracker Stonecrop) typically grows to a height of 4" - 6" and a width of 12" - 24".
Common Names of Sedum SunSparkler® 'Firecracker'
Toxicity and Risks of Sedum 'Firecracker'
Sedum SunSparkler® 'Firecracker' (Firecracker Stonecrop) is considered to be non-toxic to people, dogs, cats, and horses.
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