Sedum 'Pure Joy' PP24194 CPBRAF
  Common Name: Stonecrop
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It was truly a joy to watch this plant progress through the seasons here in our trials.  In the spring, very small, sharply serrated leaves emerged a cool shade of blue green, a color reminiscent of the lovely Sedum sieboldii.  They formed a perfectly rounded, low mound that was perfect for edging the front of the border. 

As the plant aged through the season, the leaves expanded and turned lighter green, forming a short, semi-upright clump. 

When late summer and early fall arrived, we understood exactly why the breeder had selected this plant for its flowers.  A massive dome of bubblegum pink, star-shaped flowers completely covered the foliage followed by deeper pink seed heads later in fall. 

This plant pairs perfectly with other fall bloomers like hardy garden mums, asters, and Black-Eyed Susans.  Try a few in containers and at the front of the border. 

 

Intro Year: 2012

Breeder: Brent Horvath

Introducer: Proven Winners

Origin: Not Native to North America

Characteristics:



Height:
  10-12 Inches
Spread:
  16-20 Inches
Flower Color:
  Pink shades
Foliage Color:
  Green shades
Hardiness Zone:
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Low water needs
  Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Late summer
  Early fall
Looking for seasonal interest?:
  Attractive Seed Heads
How's your soil?:
  Poor Soil
  Average Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
  Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
  Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
  Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
  Container/Patio
  Rock Garden
  Eclectic

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Size(s) Offered:

  Bare Root: #1 Grade (25ct)
  Plugs: 72ct

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Cut flower or foliage
Dried flower or seed heads
Drought Tolerant
Edging
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Easy to grow

Grower Note:

Watch a video about how to finish 'Pure Joy' Sedum successfully by clicking on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgEJzKx9zy8&list=PLF5636DBE7A679569&index=64&feature=plpp_video

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Sedum is one of the most popular perennials grown in American gardens because it is very easy to grow and hardy in most areas of the country. Because of its thick, succulent leaves which can store water, sedum is drought tolerant. It should be sited in average to poor soil that is well-drained. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be lanky and open. Most varieties should be grown in full sun to light shade. The lower growing types, however, will survive in partial shade.

This plant is not usually bothered by pests or diseases. The seed heads of the taller varieties provide excellent winter interest and food for birds. Remove them in spring when the new growth begins to show.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Aster dumosus 'Wood's Purple'
Common Name: Aster-New York
3,4,5,6,7,8
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Heliopsis helianthoides 'Tuscan Sun' PP18763
Common Name: False Sunflower
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Sedum 'Maestro' PP20094
Common Name: Stonecrop-Autumn
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
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Panicum virgatum 'Cheyenne Sky' PP23209
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental
4,5,6,7,8,9
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While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.