SunSparkler® Lime Zinger Sedum

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One of the best SunSparkler® Stonecrop has to be the colorful Lime Zinger Sedum (Sedum 'Lime Zinger')! Hardy, durable and charming, Lime Zinger has fleshy, red-tipped foliage all season and dramatic pink flowers in late summer!

It features a fascinating appearance with unusual coloration from the earliest days of spring. You'll love the exceptional foliage, which is comprised of tightly packed, lime-green rosettes of succulent foliage, edged with a red border. Enjoy the pretty pink clusters of flowers in late summer that last until autumn. The local butterflies certainly will!

Lime Zinger Sedum is a fast-growing plant, resistant to leaf scorch, drought and is humidity-tolerant, and amenable to poor soil conditions. It is also resistant to deer and rabbit pressure. One of the famous SunSparkler® series developed by Chris Hansen, Lime Zinger Sedum is a delightful choice of groundcover for almost any location.

Hardy throughout a wide swath of the US, this perennial Sedum thrives throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9 and tolerates both heat and chill. Most people would expect to provide special care for such an exceptional plant, but Lime Zinger will be a carefree part of your yard for years to come!

Planting and Application:

Add these outstanding detail plants to your landscape design as an important finishing touch. You'll soften and polish up the edges of your plantings, and suppress weeds by including groundcover at the sunny base of taller perennials and shrubs.

Lime Zinger is an excellent low-growing Xeriscaping plant that can be used to edge your patio plantings, and in mixed planters. Use these delightful Sedums all throughout your landscape at the edge of each of your mixed border garden beds. This is a subtle, but very effective way to unify your entire design together.

Of course, Lime Zingers make wonderful additions to Rock Gardens, into crevice gardens and stone retaining walls! Tuck them here and there into special planting pockets with sharp-draining soil. You'll appreciate the interplay between the rough stone texture and the spilling, softness of the Lime Zinger. Want a low-maintenance focal point? Create an elevated planting bed along the length of your patio!

Use them in your seasonal containers as "Spillers", where they will drape over the edge of the pot. You'll enjoy their good looks all season, right into early winter. You can also use Lime Zinger as a feature plant by itself in a long, low pot. Add two or more to establish a lush look quickly.

Add a Sedum collection! You'll gain visual interest without hassle. Use the taller, upright varieties like 'Autumn Joy' as a backdrop, and tuck in yellow-flowering like 'Kamtschaticum' or red foliage varieties, like 'Dragon's Blood'. Or create an entire SUNSPARKLER® series display! Give Lime Zinger a prominent position in your collection! The bold coloration catches the eye and moves it along!

Plan out your planting pattern on paper first. Create irregular, oblong en masse plantings of several varieties, like you would do spring-flowering bulbs. Use 3 or 4 plants at the widest point of the drift, and move to a single plant on either end. Space these special plants 8 - 12 inches apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next. You'll get them to create a solid fill faster if you space them closer together.

Lime Zinger creates a dense mat that is perfect for keeping weeds at bay. This fast-growing cover performs beautifully in the most difficult of growing conditions. Plus Sedum are on many Firewise lists for use in defensible spaces around your home!

  • Dramatic Pink Flower Clusters
  • Succulent Lime-Green Leaves Edged in Cherry Red
  • Uniform, Ground-Hugging Perennial Plant
  • Butterflies Love the Late Summer til Fall Nectar Source
  • Perfect Edging, En Masse, Groundcover & Wonderful in Containers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

This rugged little perennial groundcover does best when grown in full sun, with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. You may not see as much bold foliage coloration if you plant in partial shade (also called light shade) which is classified as 4 hours of sunlight a day.

Give these low-maintenance sun-loving ground covers as much light as possible. You'll get better foliage color and more flowers! Although it tolerates rich soil, it loves well-drained average to poor soil. If needed, elevate your plantings in a raised bed to give them that well-drained soil they require.

Water carefully to establish your new plants during their first season. Check the soil moisture by poking your finger into the soil. Is it wet? Skip watering that day. Is it getting dry? Give them some water, but no need to drown them. Once your Lime Zingers are established in your soil, they'll be a low-water usage plant. They tolerate high heat and drought.

All plants appreciate a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch around their roots. Carefully rake Lime Sedum to clean up any fallen leaves and last year's seedheads. Remove them in spring when the new growth begins to show.

  • Best Color in Full Sun
  • Moderate to Low Soil Moisture Once Established
  • Nearly Any Very Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Prune Back Early Spring
  • Disease Resistant, Cold Hardy & Heat Tolerant
  • Drought Tolerant & Deer Resistant
  • Perfect Plant for Beginners!

Enjoy the reliable SunSparkler® Lime Zinger ornamental groundcover perennial in your landscape this season. Order today from Nature Hills Nursery!

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.

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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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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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SunSparkler® Lime Zinger Sedum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Sedum 'Lime Zinger'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 4 - 6 inches
Mature Spread 6 - 8 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Fall Color Orange, Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No