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Sedum 'Black Jack'

Black Jack Stonecrop

Stonecrop

Comments

An impressive and commanding perennial for the mid-border, with rosy pink flowers in late summer held over succulent deep purple foliage and shiny near-black stems; tolerates dry conditions, may grow floppy in rich soils

Description

An impressive and commanding perennial for the mid-border, with rosy pink flowers in late summer held over succulent deep purple foliage and shiny near-black stems; tolerates dry conditions, may grow floppy in rich soils

Landscape Attributes

Black Jack Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

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.

Black Jack Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Groundcover;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Black Jack Stonecrop will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

2b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

22 inches

24 inches

poor

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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