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Rock ‘N Round™ Pure Joy Stonecrop

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A compact mounded stonecrop that is absolutely covered in rose pink flowers in late summer; a drought-tolerant perennial that does best in poor soils, an excellent choice for late summer color in the garden

Characteristics

Other Species Names:
Autumn Stonecrop, Showy Stonecrop
Average Landscape Height:
12 inches
Average Landscape Width:
15 inches
Genus:
Sedum
Cultivar:
Pure Joy
Branching:
herbaceous
Plant Form:
mounded
Canopy:
closed
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
spring cleanup
Spacing:
12 inches
Flower Color:
rose
Flower Form:
star
Flower Period:
from late summer to mid fall
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Rock 'N Round™ Pure Joy Stonecrop is covered in stunning clusters of rose star-shaped flowers at the ends of the stems from late summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive succulent narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Rock 'N Round™ Pure Joy Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Rock 'N Round™ Pure Joy Stonecrop will grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 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 Round™ Pure Joy 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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