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Rock 'N Grow® Superstar Stonecrop - New For 2019!

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Rock 'N Grow® Superstar Stonecrop (Sedum 'Superstar') at Schulte's Greenhouse & Nursery

Rock 'N Grow® Superstar Stonecrop

Rock 'N Grow® Superstar Stonecrop

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Rock 'N Grow® Superstar Stonecrop (Sedum 'Superstar') at Schulte's Greenhouse & Nursery

Rock 'N Grow® Superstar Stonecrop in flowers:

Rock 'N Grow® Superstar Stonecrop in flowers:

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Rock 'N Grow® Superstar Stonecrop (Sedum 'Superstar') at Schulte's Greenhouse & Nursery

Rock 'N Grow® Superstar Stonecrop

Rock 'N Grow® Superstar Stonecrop

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  16 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3a

Other Names:  Autumn Stonecrop, Showy Stonecrop

Group/Class:  Rock 'N Grow Series

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

A compact mounded stonecrop that is absolutely covered in vivid pink flowers in late summer, followed by pretty seed heads; a drought-tolerant perennial that does best in poor soils, an excellent choice for late summer color in the garden

Ornamental Features

Rock 'N Grow® Superstar Stonecrop is covered in stunning clusters of hot pink star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from late summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive succulent round leaves remain bluish-green in color with hints of gray throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Rock 'N Grow® Superstar Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Rock 'N Grow® Superstar Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Rock 'N Grow® Superstar Stonecrop will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 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 15 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any 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 particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. 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.

Rock 'N Grow® Superstar Stonecrop is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features