Hylotelephium 'Dream Dazzler'
Hylotelephium 'Dream Dazzler' SunSparkler®, Sedum 'Dream Dazzler', Sedum 'Dream Dazzler' SunSparkler®
This succulent was discovered by Chris Hansen in 2014 outdoors in a container block in Hudsonville, Michigan, United States, as a branch sport mutation of Hylotelephium 'Plum Dazzled'. It was introduced in 2018 and patented (PP31227P2) in 2019 as Sedum 'Dream Dazzler' and is a part of his registered SunSparkler® series.
Hylotelephium 'Dream Dazzler', formerly known as Sedum 'Dream Dazzler', is a beautiful compact succulent with stems that do not flop and bear unique variegated leaves. It reaches a height of 9 inches (23 cm) and a spread of 18 inches (46 cm). The thick fleshy leaves are dark purple with hot pink margins in full sun, light purple with hot pink margins in part sun, and blue-green with white and pink margins in shade conditions. They are elliptical with entire and moderately serrulate margins, up to 1.6 inches (4 cm) long and 0.8 inches (2 cm) wide. Flowers are dark pink, star-shaped, and appear in terminal clusters from summer through to the end of fall. The foliage dies back to the ground in winter, and new growth appears in spring.
How to Grow and Care for Hylotelephium 'Dream Dazzler'
Light: This succulent prefers full sun. It tolerates light to partial shade in hot summer climates but will produce weak, floppy growth when grown in too much shade. Plant your H. 'Dream Dazzler' in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.
Soil: H. 'Dream Dazzler' does not need rich soil, but it does need excellent drainage. Choose a commercial potting mix for succulents, or make one yourself.
Temperature: This plant is tolerant of heat and drought and is cold-hardy, making it a popular outdoor succulent. H. 'Dream Dazzler' can withstand temperatures as low as -30 °F (-34.4 °C). USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4a to 9b, -30 to 30 °F (-34.4 to -1.1 °C).
Watering: The best way to water H. 'Dream Dazzler' is to use the "soak and dry" method. Get the soil completely wet, and then wait until it is dry before watering again.
Fertilizing: Feed annually with a balanced fertilizer. Apply the fertilizer to the soil in spring as new growth appears, according to package directions.
Repotting: Plants in containers do require a little more care than those in gardens. Repot your H. 'Dream Dazzler' when it outgrows its current pot by moving it out to a larger pot to hold the plant better. Spring is the best time to repot this plant. Make sure the soil is dry before you begin the repotting process.
Propagation: This succulent can be grown from seeds, division, or stem cuttings. Sow the seeds in spring. Dividing your H. 'Dream Dazzler' is very easy and can be carried out at almost any time in the growing season, though it is probably best done in spring or early summer. Propagate by stem cuttings in summer.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Hylotelephium.
Toxicity of Hylotelephium 'Dream Dazzler'
H. 'Dream Dazzler' can be mildly toxic to humans and animals.
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