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Sedum Rock 'N Grow® 'Back in Black

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New to the ROCK 'N GROW® collection comes an upright Sedum with near black leaves. Enjoy the dark leaf foliage throughout the summer, and when late summer rolls around, flowers with deep garnet red centers and cream petals will appear. Great for adding a dark color to the middle of the border!


Tall, upright sedums form substantial clumps of foliage which can be substituted for shrubs in the landscape. Their stout, sturdy stems support the massive flower heads which develop in summer and burst into bloom in fall. If left standing, they provide winter interest and food for birds.

New
Foliage Color
Black
Maintenance and Care
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Supports Bees
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Flower Color
Red
Programs
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Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Exposure
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Sedum 'Rock 'N Grow® 'Back in Black'

Sedum is one of the most popular perennials grown in American gardens because it is very easy to grow and hardy in most areas of the country. Because of its thick, succulent leaves which can store water, sedum is drought tolerant. It should be sited in average to poor soil that is well-drained. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be lanky and open. Most varieties should be grown in full sun to light shade. The lower growing types, however, will survive in partial shade.

Pinching the taller varieties back by half in early summer will help prevent them from splitting. This plant is not usually bothered by pests or diseases. The seed heads of the taller varieties provide excellent winter interest and food for birds. Remove them in spring when the new growth begins to show.