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Sedum hakonense 'Chocolate Ball'

More About Sedum hakonense 'Chocolate Ball'

  • Low, creeping habit
  • Unique cultivar with dark chocolate-brown foliage
  • Tiny, yellow, star-shaped flowers form clusters a the tip of each trailing stem
  • Fine-textured, spruce-like foliage
  • Foliage changes to a deep burgundy with cooler temperatures
  • Bloom Time: Summer to early fall

Zone:

5

Height:

10-15 cm

Spread:

30-50 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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Genus Overview: Sedum

Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Sedum are some of the most versitile perennials on the planet. Best grown in an average to dry, extremely well-drained soil, in full sun. They are valued for their ability to handle intense heat, and hardy enough to survive the harshest of winters, making them a perferred plant to use in xeriscaping. Most sedum can tolerate short periods of wet or shade, but note, sun and moisture levels directly effect the colour and growing habits of every sedum. Taller cultivars will benefit from pruning 6-8 weeks prior to bloom time (cut back to about 1/3) to encourage a sturdier, compact habit and prevent the heavy, flower clusters from flopping over.

Sedum hakonense 'Chocolate Ball' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Evergreen
Evergreen
Ground cover
Ground cover
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Fall Color

Habit

Mounding
Spreading

Foliage Color

Burgundy
Bronze

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Border/edging