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NEW for 2014 – SunSparkler® Sedum ‘Firecracker’ ppaf

NEW, 6″ tall groundcover SunSparkler® Sedum with shiny cherry-red foliage from April thru November! Plants form 6″ tall and 18″ wide mounds of colorful foliage which combines superbly with other drought-proof perennials. Firecracker’s compact habit also allows for a multitude of uses including mixed container plantings on your deck, edging along walkways, and green roof [...]

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Colorful Foliage on SunSparkler® Sedum ‘Dazzleberry’

‘Dazzleberry’ was selected not only for its giant 8″ raspberry flowerheads, but also for its pearl-blue foliage which changes colors and intensifies throughout the growing season. This first picture shows the bright spring & early summer foliage color.           This close-up allows you to see the contrasting pink-red stem coloration against [...]

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GIANT 8″ flowers on SunSparkler® Sedum ‘Dazzleberry’

I first selected SunSparkler® Sedum ‘Dazzleberry’ out of a field of 4,000 seedlings.  It was chosen for its extremely compact habit, showy blue-gray foliage, and GIANT flowerheads!   Over the next 5 years, ‘Dazzleberry’ continued to impress me with its immense globes of blooms.  I used a soccer ball to help give some scale to [...]

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SunSparkler® Sedum ‘Lime Zinger’

SunSparkler® Sedum ‘Lime Zinger’ continues to fascinate me with its wonderful ability to form a multitude of crowns and present a very full gallon specimen which is perfect for garden center displays as well as the home gardener! This picture was taken on June 8, 2013 and shows ‘Lime Zinger’ in a 1-gallon nursery pot. [...]

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SunSparkler® Sedum Cherry Tart Container

SunSparkler® Sedum ‘Cherry Tart’ Container

This colorful container combination combines the new SunSparkler® Sedum ‘Cherry Tart’ with Sedum ‘Angelina’ and Festuca ‘Boulder Blue’. The foliage of Cherry Tart Sedum remains colorful over the entire summer growing season without fading! Dark pink flowers emerge in late summer and provide additional weeks of interest.

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SunSparkler® Sedum Lime Zinger

SunSparkler® Sedum ‘Lime Zinger’

SunSparkler® Sedum ‘Lime Zinger’ was the third Sedum selected for this exciting new series of ultra-hardy Sedums. Lime Zinger was chosen from a field of 3,000 seedlings based on its bright lime-green foliage which is surrounded by a cherry-red picotee edge. Its compact 4″ tall x 18″ wide growth habit makes it a superb new [...]

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SunSparkler® Sedum 'Cherry Tart'

SunSparkler® Sedum ‘Cherry Tart’

SunSparkler® Sedum ‘Cherry Tart’ was the second Sedum introduced in this series. I selected this colorful new groundcover Sedum because of its unique cherry-red leaves and its ultra-compact 6″ tall growth habit.The leaves of Cherry Tart Sedum remain a colorful cherry-red all summer long and never fade like other groundcover Sedums such as ‘Voodoo’, ‘Fulda [...]

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SunSparkler® Sedum Dazzleberry

SunSparkler® Sedum ‘Dazzleberry’

SunSparkler® Sedum ‘Dazzleberry’ – This was my very first introduction and I selected from a field of 4,000 seedlings in west Michigan. This exciting new groundcover Sedum only grows to 8″ tall x 18″ wide, but has HUGE 9″ flowerheads held above disease-free dusky-blue foliage.Key Benefits Include:

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Meet Chris Hansen – Breeder of SunSparkler® Sedums

My name is Chris Hansen and I’m the hybridizer of SunSparkler® Sedums. I’ve always been fascinated by this ultra-hardy group of perennials and several years ago I began a comprehensive breeding program with the goal of introducing a series of unique, never-before-seen Sedum hybrids.

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