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Hylotelephium 'Cherry Tart' (Cherry Tart Stonecrop)

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Scientific Name

Hylotelephium 'Cherry Tart'

Common Names

Cherry Tart Stonecrop, SunSparkler Cherry Tart Stonecrop

Synonyms

Sedum 'Cherry Tart', Sedum 'SunSparkler Cherry Tart'

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae
Subtribe: Sedinae
Genus: Hylotelephium

Description

Hylotelephium 'Cherry Tart', also known as Sedum 'Cherry Tart', is a compact, mound-forming succulent with short stems and eye-catching cherry-red foliage. Flowers are deep pink and produced in terminal clusters in late summer and early fall.

Hardiness

USDA hardiness zones 3a to 9b: from −40 °F (−40 °C) to 30 °F (−1.1 °C).

How to Grow and Care

The genus Hylotelephium may not be familiar to many of you. Still, most gardeners have seen or are growing these succulents without knowing it. That is because this genus was once part of the genus Sedum. Members of the genus Hylotelephium are popular garden plants, known as Border Stonecrops or Border Sedums.

Hylotelephiums will thrive in conditions that many other plants thrive in, but will do just as well in less hospitable areas. They are ideal for the part of your garden that gets too much sun or too little water to grow anything else. They also grow well in containers.

These succulent prefer full sun. They tolerate some light shade but will produce weak, floppy growth when grown in too much shade or overly fertile soils. Grow Hylotelephiums in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

These succulents succeed in most soils but prefer a well-drained potting mix.

They are drought-tolerant plants. The best way to water Hylotelephiums is to use the "soak and dry" method. Get the soil completely wet and then wait until the soil is dry before watering again.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Hylotelephium.

Parentage

Hylotelephium 'Cherry Tart' comes from the breeding work of Chris Hansen. After several years of hybridizing and evaluating, he has selected only the best, most unique cultivars for introduction in his SunSparkler series.

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