Hylotelephium 'Cherry Tart'
Sedum 'Cherry Tart'
Hylotelephium 'Cherry Tart', formerly known as Sedum 'Cherry Tart', is a mound-forming succulent with short stems and eye-catching cherry-red foliage. It reaches a height of 6 inches (15 cm) tall and spread of 18 inches (45 cm). Stems are glabrous, basal or near-basal branching, up to 6.4 inches (16 cm) long (including terminal peduncle) and about 0.15 inches (0.4 cm) in diameter. Flowers are star-shaped, deep pink, and appear in terminal clusters in summer.
USDA hardiness zones 4a to 9b: from −30 °F (−34.4 °C) to 30 °F (−1.1 °C).
How to Grow and Care
These popular garden plants are easy to grow. Hylotelephiums are ideal for that part of your garden that gets too much sun or too little water to grow anything else. They also grow well in containers.
Hylotelephiums prefer full sun. They tolerate light to partial shade in hot summer climates but will produce weak, floppy growth when grown in too much shade or overly rich soils.
These succulents do not need rich soil, but they need excellent drainage. Choose a commercial potting mix for succulents, or make one yourself.
Hylotelephiums are drought-tolerant once established. The best way to water a Hylotelephium is to use the "soak and dry" method. First, get the soil completely wet, and then wait until it is dry before watering again.
Feed annually with a balanced fertilizer. According to package directions, apply the fertilizer to the soil in spring as new growth appears.
Hylotelephiums can be grown from seeds, division, or stem cuttings.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Hylotelephium.
This cultivar results from a controlled cross made in July 2009 between unnamed plants from the Chris Hansen breeding program. It was selected as a single unique plant in September 2010 and patented in July 2014.
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