• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 6 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Colorful Succulent Groundcover
    Blooms:
    Late Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SEE-dum HIB-rid
    Deciduous/evergreen:Semi-evergreen
    Growth habit:Compact, Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 6 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Red
    Blooms:Late Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleMediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsAster (Aster); Yarrow (Achillea); Hens and Chicks (Sempervivum); Cranesbill (Geranium); Tickseed (Coreopsis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average to very lean, well-drained soils. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established in landscape. Remove spent blooms before new foliage appears in spring. Apply fertilizer when new growth begins in spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Water occasionally once established; more in containers and extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Cherry Tart is one of several new Sedum introductions by renown hybridizer Chris Hansen. Fascinated by this ultra-hardy group of perennials, his comprehensive breeding program has focused on the goal of introducing a series of unique, never-before-seen Sedum hybrids. His collection of SunSparkler® Sedums includes 'Cherry Tart', 'Dazzleberry' and 'Lime Zinger'.

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