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Rock ‘N Low™ Yellow Brick Road Stonecrop

Category:

A low, groundcover stonecrop featuring fine textured yellow flowers with red stems in mid to late summer, over rich, dark green foliage; a drought-tolerant perennial that does best in poor soils, and an excellent choice for summer color in the garden

Characteristics

Other Species Names:
Autumn Stonecrop, Showy Stonecrop
Average Landscape Height:
6 inches (8 inches with the flowers)
Average Landscape Width:
24 inches
Genus:
Sedum
Cultivar:
Yellow Brick Road
Branching:
herbaceous
Plant Form:
mounded
Canopy:
closed
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
spring cleanup
Spacing:
22 inches
Flower Color:
yellow
Flower Form:
star
Flower Period:
from mid to late summer
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Rock 'N Low™ Yellow Brick Road Stonecrop is covered in stunning clusters of yellow star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from mid to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive succulent narrow leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The red stems can be quite attractive.

Landscape Attributes

Rock 'N Low™ Yellow Brick Road Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Rock 'N Low™ Yellow Brick Road Stonecrop will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 8 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 22 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. 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!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Rock 'N Low™ Yellow Brick Road Stonecrop is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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