Proven Winners® Rock 'N Grow® Back in Black Sedum

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Black tie ready, the Rock 'N Grow® Back in Black Sedum (Sedum x 'Back in Black') from Proven Winners® are fantastic standout plants with incredibly dramatic, near-black foliage and stems! Deep dark-purple fleshy leaves and succulent stems are covered in a waxy glaucous film. Lightly toothed, they add incredible depth and drama to any landscape!

A perfect backdrop for the red, pink, and creamy-white flower heads with garnet-red centers. In autumn, you will enjoy the purple fall color and birds enjoy the seed heads! Plus, these are persistent once dried and look great in dried floral décor and winter interest.

Hardy throughout chilly USDA growing zones 3 through steamy 9, there's little that fazes these easy-to-grow perennial Sedums! Creating a rounded and upright growing 20-24 inch tall mound that spreads 26-30 inches wide, this dramatic dark Stonecdrop is a high-impact perennial.

Planting and Application:

Sedum are at home in sunny borders, they handle drought and heat beautifully! Stonecrop are fast-growing and performs beautifully in the most difficult of Xeric growing conditions while looking good doing it. Plus Sedum are on Firewise landscaping plants and can be used in defensible spaces around your home!

Imagine a mass planting of mysterious dark Rock 'N Grow® color fills that roadside 'hell strip' or welcoming visitors along your pathways! Add mystery to Rock Gardens, Perennial Gardens, and Cottage borders, and have traffic slow down as they pass your sidewalk or mailbox.

Great erosion control for hard-to-mow slopes! Your planters receive the black-tie treatment and your butterfly gardens will be buzzing! These smaller perennials do well in sunny porch pots and patio container gardens, adding drama to seating areas, and front porch décor.

Use Back in Black Sedum in dramatic mass plantings for a bold statement and a lasting impact on the overall look of your landscaping! You won't be able to take your eyes off of the endless beauty!

  • Phenomenal Near-Black Leaves & Stems!
  • Upright Growing Dramatic Rounded Form
  • Red, Pink & Cream Flowers
  • Winter Interest, Pollinators & Bird-Friendly
  • Containers, Mass Plantings, Specimens & Focal Points

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This low-maintenance plant enjoys being in full sun or partial shade with rich well-drained soil for the best growth possible of about 12 inches tall and 20 inches wide! This rugged perennial does best being watered carefully to establish during its first season but once is established, it'll be a low-water usage plant - tolerant of high heat and drought. All plants appreciate a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch around their roots. Carefully prune and clean up any fallen leaves and last year's seedheads in spring just before the new growth begins to show.

  • Best Color & Strongest Stems in Full Sun
  • Moderate to Low Soil Moisture Once Established
  • Nearly Any Very Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Prune Back Early Spring
  • Drought Tolerant & Deer Resistant

Order your own midnight-hued standouts by buying the Proven Winners® Rock 'N Grow® Back in Black Sedum from Nature Hills right away!

Stonecrop Frequently Asked Questions

How To Grow And Care For Sedum?

Also known as Stonecrop, Sedum need full sun for the most flowers and very well-drained soil. Provide moderate, regular moisture and fertility. Prune down in the very early spring.

Will Sedum come back every year?

Sedum are reliable perennials so long as they have well-drained soil year-round.

What happens to Sedum in winter?

Sedum are herbaceous perennials that will lose their leaves after frost and die back to the ground. They leave behind ornamental dried flowers and stems for winter interest. In spring, they regrow from their root systems anew!

Will Stonecrop spread quickly?

Stonecrop or Sedum will not spread or become invasive, staying put where it's planted as low-growing mounding plants.

What Shipping Options Do You Offer? works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Stonecrop Sedum for sale here at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Proven Winners® Rock 'N Grow® Back in Black Sedum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Proven Winners
Botanical Name Sedum x 'Back in Black'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 20 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 26 - 30 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Red
Fall Color Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No
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