Botanical Name: Sedum spectabile 'Brilliant'
Common Name: Brilliant Showy Stonecrop  
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Water Saving Tip:

Apply as little fertilizer as possible.

If you use fertilizer make sure it stays on the landscape, and carefully water it in so there is NO runoff.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Perennial, Succulent


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Summer, Fall


Leaf Color

Grey Green, Light Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH



Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Japanese


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Perennial Border, Patio, Park, Raised Planter, Swimming Pool, Walls / Fences, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Cut Flowers, Mass Planting


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: J.J. Neilson Arboretum
Photographer: Myrna Dowsett
  • Description

  • Notes

This perennial will grow 1.5' tall and wide and has round, blue-green leaves with deep, rose red flowers that bloom in summer and fall.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball just above ground level. 3. Mix soil with 25% amendment and %75 soil. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build basin and water.