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Sedum spectabile 'Neon' (Stonecrop)

Sedum spectabile 'Neon'


'Neon' was spotted in a block of S. 'Brilliant' by Richard Davis and Merriwether Payne of The Ivy Farm in Locustville, VA. A much deeper rose-pink sister of 'Brilliant' with thicker, more rounded flower clusters and more consistent color. Great impulse sales item with really wild color that is vibrant and exciting from a good distance away. According to noted horticultural high priest Dave Culp of Sunny Border Nurseries: "Wow, it's way better than Brilliant."

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18 Inches


12-18 Inches

Bloom Color

Rose Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Stonecrop Interesting Notes

Sedum spectabile is an old-fashioned perennial with cabbage-like rosettes of succulent foliage throughout summer. Towards mid-summer, flat tightly-packed heads of green buds appear just above the foliage; these form a feature in their own right, and floral artists often cut them at this stage. In late summer the buds gradually open to reveal masses of tiny flowers, in this variety bright rose-magenta. They are highly attractive to butterflies, and several species can be found crowding over the flowers, making an additional attraction in the autumn garden. This is sometimes listed as Hylotelephium spectabile. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM). - Gardener's World

A four-season perennial with lovely spring and summer foliage, butterfly-attracting flowers and russet seed heads that remain attractive through winter. Outstanding in the garden or landscape planting; beautiful with rudbeckia, coneflowers and asters. - Darwin Perennials

Sedum spectabile 'Neon' Growing and Maintenance Tips

Prefers average to dry, well-drained soil in full sun. Intolerant of wet soils, but drought and heat tolerant. Propagate by cuttings, although division seems to be the easiest for most. Excellent as an edging plant, for xeriscaping and rock gardens or as a small specimen plant.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Soil Moisture Needs
Propagation Type
Dry Sun