SUNSPARKLER Firecracker Sedum

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Charming, Colorful SUNSPARKLER® Firecracker Sedum

  • Rich, Burgundy Red Foliage All Season
  • New Leaves Emerge Mint Green
  • Vivid Pink Flower Clusters from Late Summer to Fall
  • Attracts Butterflies as a Late Nectar Resource
  • Compact, Perfect for Outdoor Containers
  • Well-Branched Small Groundcover
  • Forms a Dense Mat to Suppress Weeds
  • Evergreen in Mild Climates
  • Spreads Wide to Carpet the Edge of Your Plantings
  • Grow as a "Spiller" in Containers
  • Cold Hardy
  • Salt, Heat and Drought Tolerant
  • Deer Don't Prefer The Taste
  • Disease Resistant

You'll cherish these colorful, easy-care stonecrop Sedum groundcovers. Who needs to hassle with weeds? Simply crowd them out with the sophisticated look of SUNSPARKLER® Firecracker Sedum (Sedum 'Firecracker' PP #22,457).

Firecracker is a fantastic Sedum cultivar, bred to branch vigorously even in drought conditions. This is a standout among this excellent class of plants, with black-cherry red foliage from April through November.

Polish up your landscape with deliciously dark burgundy, succulent foliage at your feet. Allow this useful and beautiful groundcover to fill in bare spots and soften the look of all your plantings.

This low-growing plant is truly a "Designer's Secret" to pulling the entire look of your design together. And it's no monotone mat, either.

The tiniest new leaves pop up out of the lush canopy, colored bright mint green! They add a depth of color and a ton of charm.

The color stays true all season, even in the hottest and most humid weather. In mild winter areas, the thick leaves stay evergreen all year.

Firecracker Sedum begs you to examine it closely. Weave it between pavers and plant it to spill over your landscape edging.

Summertime brings vibrant pink flowers held high on ruby-red stems. Each cluster is composed of hundreds of star-shaped blooms, attracting butterflies who seek a last resource of nectar before the season ends. The flower display lasts for over a month!

This durable plant gives hot color in hot places. Use them in a spot where the sun beats down all day and the dirt is cracked and dry. Add some specimen boulders and call it your Rock Garden.

Don't let your landscape survive another season without these gorgeous small groundcovers to add texture and visual interest while suppressing weeds. Buy SUNSPARKLER Firecracker Sedum from Nature Hills today and you'll look like a professional garden designer!

How to Use SUNSPARKLER® Firecracker Sedum in the Landscape

Introduced by breeder Chris Hansen, Firecracker spreads wide and covers the bare lower stems of taller plants. Add it for a dynamic look at the edge of all your sunny garden borders.

Use them wherever you can to naturally tie the look of your entire landscape together. It's this kind of subtle detail that makes such a difference for your visitors.

Anywhere you have rocks on your property, tuck a Firecracker Sedum nearby. They love to scramble over rough, rocky ground.

Create an easy-care SUNSPARKLER Sedum collection to decorate your landscape and outdoor containers. Let them spill over the top of a retaining wall, or the edge of your outdoor containers.

Use Firecracker as a bold accent in a mass planting to cover hot, dusty bare ground. Place them 10 inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. They can be planted closer for a faster carpet of color.

Take this idea and run with it! Why not create special raised beds to showcase your Firecracker Sedum. They'll brighten even the most staid foundation planting, or a mature stand of evergreen trees.

Don't baby these rugged succulents too much! There is a reason they are listed as plant materials for Green Roofs. And...they make many Fire Wise state lists for defensible space plantings.

Even if you don't have access to a yard, you can use Firecracker Sedum. Plant them in ornamental outdoor containers on your sun filled balcony, fire escape or entryway.

And Sedums are a perfect starter plant for beginning gardeners. Once they are established with careful watering the first year, they'll become waterwise. This is a perfect plant to include in low water, Xeriscape gardens.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Give Firecracker Sedum full sun all day long. It requires at least six hours of sunlight a day in all but the hottest climates. There, it will appreciate a little light shade in the afternoon.

No need to gussy up your planting soil, either. It will perform beautifully in poor to average, dry to medium, well-drained soil.

For the first year, you'll want to provide a medium amount of water on a regular basis, if you don't receive adequate rainfall. You won't need to apply supplemental water after the first year.

Create your own colorful paradise with these low-maintenance plants from Nature Hills. Order SUNSPARKLER Firecracker Sedum today!

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 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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SUNSPARKLER Firecracker Sedum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-10
Growing Zones 4-10
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Sedum 'Firecracker'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 6 - 8 inches
Mature Spread 6 - 8 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Burgundy
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No