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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

85

Hardy, compact cultivar with small lime-green leaves outlined in bright cherry-red which persist for 7 months during the growing season. Foliage is small, upright and rounded. Pink flowers appear in late summer lasting several weeks.

Scientific  Name:

Sedum x 'Sunsparkler Lime zinger'

Common Name 1

› Stonecrop

Family:

Crassulaceae

Origins:

Plant Type:

Succulent
Common Name 2

› Sedum

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

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MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

4

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

VL

Soil Preference:

Regular to poor, sandy, or gravelly soils; well-drained, neutral

Fertilizer Needs:

Excess fertilizer will cause stems to flop over

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Small, upright and rounded lime-green leaves outlined in bright cherry-red

Fragrant:

no

Predominant flower color:

Pink

Flower Description:

Small pink clusters nearly cover foliage in late summer

Fall color:

yes

Fall Color Description:

Bronze flower

Winter Foliage:

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

6-9"

Mature spread:

12-18"

Growth rate:

Fast

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Mountainous areas, dry, rocky or stony areas

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

yes

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

yes

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Aug

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Oct

Ornamental Accent:

no

yes

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Prune diseased, dead, damaged

Summer Care:

Prune diseased, dead, damaged

Fall Care:

Prune diseased, dead, damaged

Winter Care:

Prune diseased, dead, damaged

Long Term Care:

Plant in area that allows good water drainage after rain

Insect Pests:

Aphids, scale

Wildlife Pests:

Slugs, snails

Diseases:

Fungal infections (which result from excess water) that cause root or crown rot; leaf blotch, leaf spot, stem rot, rusts, powdery mildew

Environmental Problems:

Excess water and shade will cause stems to flop

Landscape Problems:

Will spread if allowed

Care Comments:

Avoid overwatering and fertilizing; plant in area that allows good water drainage after rain

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

Alternate Source 1:

Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Landscape Application
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Plant Maintenance Information

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