Sedum Back in Black

Rock 'n Grow® Series Upright Stonecrop, Stonecrop, Hylotelephium

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Low-Care Summer and Fall Color
The smoky near black fleshy foliage of this Stonecrop will add dramatic contrast and depth to any sunny garden. Pair with gold or silver foliage perennials to intensify the contrasting hues. Silver-gray buds in late summer burst open to feature starry cream-petaled flowers with garnet-red centers. Sedum are always a welcome nectar source for butterflies and bees. Stonecrop provides low-care summer and fall color. Water is stored in their thick succulent leaves which enables them to be extremely drought tolerant once established. Sedum Back in Black is an upright Sedum variety great for a hot, sunny site. A reliable, hardy, and easy-to-grow perennial.

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Code SEBB

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Plant Type Perennials

Species

Height Medium 20-24"

Spacing Plant 26-30" apart

Bloom Time Late Summer to Mid-Fall

Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny

Zones 3-9

Soil Type Normal, Clay, Sandy

Water Needs Low

Sold In Plantable Pots (3.5x3.5x4")

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Long-Blooming
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Winter Interest
  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • OK in Containers
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Sedum General Information

Sedum are grown for their distinctive fleshy foliage. They are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes - upright and groundcovers. A reliable, hardy and easy-to-grow perennial. Star-shaped flowers are usually in clusters or sprays that often change color throughout their bloom time. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Sedum Plant Care

Sedum prefer full sun and average to poor well-drained soil. Can be divided in spring. No need to deadhead during the growing season. Cut back in early spring, as new growth will come from the ground, first appearing as little nuggets pushing up through the soil. Pinch back once during early summer if height control is desired.

Plantable Pots

Our plants are grown in 3.5x3.5x4” plantable pots. Made from 100% biodegradable coconut husk fibers (coir), these pots have tremendous advantages over plastic pots. With better air exchange, this "breathable" pot fosters robust root growth and reduces transplant shock since you can plant the pots directly in the ground. The pot naturally becomes part of the soil on its own over time—no composting required—and since they're made from a renewable resource that requires very little energy, they're earth-friendly too!

100% Guarantee

We offer a 100% unconditional guarantee for all our perennials to reach you in good condition and to grow. If you're not satisfied, we'll reship or refund immediately. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns—we share your passion for gardening and want your new plants to thrive in your border!

Shipping Details

We use custom, earth-friendly packaging to make sure your order arrives in great condition, and we ship based on the best planting time for your growing zone (see the approximate dates below), unless otherwise indicated at checkout. If you wish, you can indicate a specific ship date during checkout.

Spring

  • Zone 3, 4: Early to Mid May
  • Zone 5: Late April to Early May
  • Zone 6: Mid to Late April
  • Zone 7: Early to Mid April
  • Zone 8: Late March to Early April
  • Zone 9, 10: Late March

Fall

  • Zone 2, 3, 4: Early September
  • Zone 5: Early to Mid September
  • Zone 6: Mid September
  • Zone 7: Mid to Late September
  • Zone 8, 9, 10: Late September to Early October