Hylotelephium 'Lime Zinger'
Lime Zinger Stonecrop, SunSparkler Lime Zinger Stonecrop
Hylotelephium 'Lime Zinger' SunSparkler®, Sedum 'Lime Zinger', Sedum 'Lime Zinger' SunSparkler®
Hylotelephium 'Lime Zinger', also known as Sedum 'Lime Zinger', is a unique succulent with small rounded bright lime green leaves edged in cherry red when grown in full sun. It is a beautiful, non-aggressive groundcover that grows only about 4 inches (10 cm) in height with a spread of 18 inches (45 cm). Flowers are rose-pink, appear in terminal clusters from late summer to early fall, and last for several weeks. The foliage dies back to the ground in the winter, and new growth appears in the spring.
How to Grow and Care for Hylotelephium 'Lime Zinger'
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. 'Lime Zinger' in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.
Soil: H. 'Lime Zinger' does not need rich soil, but it does need excellent drainage. Choose a commercial potting mix for succulents, or make one yourself.
Hardiness: This plant is tolerant of heat and drought and is cold-hardy, making it a popular outdoor succulent. H. 'Lime Zinger' can withstand temperatures as low as -30 to 30 °F (-34.4 to -1.1 °C), USDA hardiness zones 4a to 9b.
Watering: The best way to water H. 'Lime Zinger' 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 according to the package directions in spring as new growth appears.
Repotting: Plants in containers require little more care than those in gardens. Repot your H. 'Lime Zinger' 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 seeds in spring. Dividing your H. 'Lime Zinger' 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 'Lime Zinger'
H. 'Lime Zinger' can be mildly toxic to humans and animals.
Forms of Hylotelephium 'Lime Zinger'
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