Sedum 'Chocolate Drop' Description
Leathery rugged Sedum Chocolate Drop BLACK FOLIAGE provides striking accent in any garden design from spring through fall. Dense growing, it can be used in front of the border or ideal in container gardening. They don't mind dry spells and will not fail you if you are gone for the weekend.
Sedums are known for their tough disposition. They are adaptable to dry conditions and embrace heat & humidity and are low maintenance plants.
Foliage Shape & Habit. Chocolate drop is a medium-sized sedum. Mounding form grows 12" tall by 16" wide. Good branching. Succulent, leathery-like scalloped leaves similar in size to Autumn Joy Sedum.
Foliage Color & Light. When your plants arrive the foliage will be olive/green (grown under poly). Once placed outdoors in a sunny environment they eventually turn a dark chocolate brown. You'll find the best color in sunnier spots although they do well in part shade
Bloom. Soft rose bloom in mid-late summer
How to use: Ideal choice for low-water garden, urban applications, poor soils. Can handle environmental salt. Tolerant or urban pollution, thus thriving in inner city environments. Fine choice for container combinations. Use in mass plantings, edging, or groundcovers.
Electrifying when combined with yellow foliage plants such as Lysimachia aurea or Sedum Angelina. Combined with blue foliage plants such as Carex Blue Zinger or Festuca
Special Features: Butterfly Lovers, Cold Hardy, Color Change, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Heat Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant, Season Extender
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- Botanical Name:
Sedum 'Chocolate Drop'
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- Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
- Sun Exposure:
Sun, Part Shade
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- Height x Width:
12" X 16"
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Accent, Alpine and Rock, Container Gardening, Cottage Gardening, Edging, Ground Cover,Massing,Rock Garden, Small Spaces Specimen
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AK,CAN, HI, PR
- Patent #:PP22866
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Soil: Average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Thrives in sandy to gravelly soils of moderate to low fertility. Needs sharp soil drainage to perform well.
Light: Full sun to part shade. Will lean toward sun if grown in too much shade.
Water: Dry to medium -- Tolerates drought once established, but should receive watering when conditions are hot and dry.
Spacing: 1.5 - 2 ft.
Fertilizing: A handful of all-purpose granular fertilizer sprinkled on the soil each spring is generally all that is needed. If growing in rich soil, it should only be fertilized every other year. Dry granular fertilizers must be watered into the soil.
Winterizing: Dried flower heads of many varieties remain attractive in winter, whether left standing in the garden or brought indoors. Remove the debris (such as the remains of showy sedums) from under and around your plants in the late fall and continue to remove any debris as it accumulates. Small animals and bugs may take home in accumulated debris during cold weather. Does not need mulch in the winter.
Maintenance & Pruning:Plants will be more compact if the tips of new spring growth are pinched back (before bloom) (Cut back up to 1/3. Stop watering and fertilizing in the fall, and do not do so during the winter as well. Return to watering and fertilizing in the spring when new growth appears. Throughout the spring and summer, divisions and cuttings root readily.