Hylotelephium 'Dream Dazzler'
Hylotelephium 'Plum Dazzled' SunSparkler®, Sedum 'Plum Dazzled', Sedum 'Plum Dazzled' SunSparkler®
This succulent was discovered as a single unique plant in 2012 amongst the seedlings that resulted from the cross made in the ongoing breeding program of Chris Hansen. It was introduced in 2017 and patented (PP30348P2) in 2019 as Sedum 'Plum Dazzled' and is a part of the inventor's registered SunSparkler® series.
Hylotelephium 'Plum Dazzled', formerly known as Sedum 'Plum Dazzled', is a beautiful compact succulent with foliage that emerges medium gray-blue in spring and turns to very dark purple-black in mid-summer. It grows up to 9 inches (22.5 cm) tall and 18 inches (45 cm) wide. The thick fleshy leaves are elliptical with entire and moderately serrulate margins, up to 1.4 inches (3.5 cm) long and up to 0.6 inches (1.5 cm) wide. Flowers are star-shaped, raspberry pink, about 0.4 inches (1 cm) across, and appear in terminal clusters in summer. In winter, the foliage dies back to the ground, and new growth appears in spring.
This succulent is very similar to Hylotelephium 'Dazzleberry' but has darker foliage and blooms about 2 to 3 weeks later.
How to Grow and Care for Hylotelephium 'Plum Dazzled'
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. 'Plum Dazzled' in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.
Soil: H. 'Plum Dazzled' 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. 'Plum Dazzled' 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. 'Plum Dazzled' 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 little more care than those in gardens. Repot your H. 'Plum Dazzled' 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. 'Plum Dazzled' 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 'Plum Dazzled'
H. 'Plum Dazzled' can be mildly toxic to humans and animals.
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