Sedum (Hylotelephium spectabile 'Hot Stuff')

Botanical names:
Hylotelephium spectabile Accepted
Sedum spectabile Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Plant Height: 10 inches
Plant Spread: 14 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Bright pink
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Inflorescence Height: 12 inches
Foliage Mound Height: 10 inches
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Will not come true from seed
Other info
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Division should be done in late summer. Lift the plant and cut into separate plants with a sharp knife, making sure that each piece has healthy roots and crown. Plant and water in.
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP17212
Goes Dormant
Parentage: Seedling from Brilliant bloodlines


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Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Sep 6, 2014 3:13 PM

H. spectabile 'Hot Stuff' is the shortest of the H. spectabile cultivars available on the market. Bred by Gary Gossett and introduced by Terra Nova Nurseries.

For me, I find this one a must-have in the succulent beds. I find that it has strong upright stems that do not flop or fall over from the center of the clump. Non-branching habit. Very different leaf color from the other sedums in the beds, nice almost pale-blue/green color.
I do not fertilize, so in my garden this plant grows to 10 inches tall to the top of the bloom heads.

Here it is growing with taller 'Plum Perfection' on the left, 'Chocolate Drop' on the right, and 'Blue Pearl' and 'Elsie's Gold' in back.
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Sedum and related succulents Chat 2015 by valleylynn Dec 31, 2015 11:27 AM 372
Tall/upright sedum in the fall by valleylynn Sep 17, 2014 8:08 PM 48

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