Like all Sedum, this sun lover is superbly resistant to drought, heat, humidity, and poor soil!

Neon Sedum

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Sedum spectabile Neon

Bubblegum-pink blooms just glow with intensity for weeks on end, then turn rich coppery-orange in autumn!

'Neon' is the brightest Sedum yet, with larger flowerheads and greater staying power. If you're looking for a super-easy perennial that tolerates drought, heat, poor soil, humidity, and cold -- while still looking great season after season -- 'Neon' is the one you want for the sunny bed or border!

These flowerheads are officially 4 inches wide, but the ones on our plants were more like 5 inches at the height of the season, and every speck drenched in bright bubblegum pink! As summer turns to fall, the color changes to a mellow (yet vibrant!) coppery-orange, and it remains on the plant well into winter, holding the snow in nice little sculptures for you. Of course, before the seasons change, butterflies, bees, and birds all take turns feasting on these blooms. And if you'd rather enjoy the winter color indoors, cut the blossoms while they're fresh, hang them upside down until they dry, and enjoy powdery-pink Everlastings for months!

'Neon' reaches about 14 inches high and quickly spreads 2 feet wide, just right for the center of the perennial border, edging the driveway, or cutting a ribbon of color through the shrub planting! The habit is tight and compact, so the flattish flowerheads form a bumpy and almost unbroken "roof" of color along the top of the plant! Talk about eye-catching -- even a small planting will catch your attention from across the garden, and a mass display is simply showstopping. Such terrific impact from an easy-to-grow, very low-maintenance perennial!

Sedum is famous for its ability to put up with just about anything in the garden, and 'Neon' is no exception. Give it full sunshine and reasonably good soil drainage, and it will do the rest! Be sure to pamper it the first year with plenty of food and water, getting its root system established. Then let it go and watch it flourish!

If you're new to Sedum, you won't believe the range of colors and looks this delightful family has in store for you. Feast your eyes on 'Marchants Best Red', with dark red stems and red-flushed chartreuse fall foliage. Traditional companions include Asclepias, Daylily, and more -- basically, anything with a similar tolerance to hot, dry/humid weather, poor soil, and limited water!

Space plants about 18 inches apart for good bushy coverage. Zones 4-9.

Genus Sedum
Species spectabile
Variety Neon
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Season Late Summer
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 14 in
Plant Width 24 in
Additional Characteristics Flower
Bloom Color Pink
Light Requirements Full Sun
Resistance Cold Hardy, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Ornamental
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands


Set plants 15 to 18 inches apart. Any soil well-drained will do, even poor, gravelly infertile soil, but, of course, good fertile garden soil is best. The location should be in full or very light shade.


Water plants in periods of drought. Otherwise, Sedum requires little in the way of special care. If plants become crowded after 4 or 5 years, they may be divided in the spring. Dried flower heads may be left through the winter to give interest in the garden along with the grasses.


Zones various

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Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:

1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.