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Pink Form Southern Stonecrop

Sedum nevii 'Pink Form'

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Pink Form Southern Stonecrop (Sedum nevii 'Pink Form') at Bayport Flower Houses

Pink Form Southern Stonecrop

Pink Form Southern Stonecrop

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Pink Form Southern Stonecrop (Sedum nevii 'Pink Form') at Bayport Flower Houses

Pink Form Southern Stonecrop

Pink Form Southern Stonecrop

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  3 inches

Flower Height:  6 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Description:

Evergreen rosettes of tiny succulent foliage provide seasonal color; beautiful pale pink blooms in summer, then the blue-green leaves turn hues of coral pink in fall; this mat forming groundcover is ideal for the rock garden or the front of a sunny border

Ornamental Features

Pink Form Southern Stonecrop is smothered in stunning shell pink star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from early to mid summer. Its tiny succulent oval leaves are bluish-green in color with hints of pink. As an added bonus, the foliage turns gorgeous shades of pink and in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The brick red stems can be quite attractive.

Landscape Attributes

Pink Form Southern Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spreading

Pink Form Southern Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Pink Form Southern Stonecrop will grow to be only 3 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Pink Form Southern Stonecrop is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Fall Color  Texture  Bark 
Ornamental Features