Sedum hakonense Chocolate Ball

Stonecrop, Hylotelephium

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Plant Code: SECH

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Deep bronze chocolate ‘fingers’ resemble tips from a spruce bough. The dense low-spreading mound will transform to red with cooler fall temperatures. This delectable variety with bright yellow star-shaped flowers is a top-notch addition to your garden. Combine with other alpine plants or brighter colored groundcover Sedum for a beautiful trough garden.

Sedum Chocolate Ball gently drapes over edges suitable for live roofs, stone walls or groundcover. Stonecrop is a low-maintenance, extremely drought-tolerant plant.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 3-6"
Spacing: Plant 12-14" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy
Flower: Yellow
Accent: Yellow
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • For a Slope or Bank
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Long-Blooming
  • OK in Containers
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • 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.

Sedum Plant Care

Sedum prefer full sun with average to poor well-drained soil. Can be divided every 2-3 years in spring. Stems pull off easily and will root readily for transplanting. Winter damaged foliage can be cut back in early spring for a flush of new growth.