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Rock 'N Low® 'Boogie Woogie' Stonecrop

Sedum hybrid

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Rock 'N Low® 'Boogie Woogie' Stonecrop

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Introducing the Rock 'N Low® 'Boogie Woogie' Sedum hybrid, a vibrant and resilient addition to any garden. This summer-flowering perennial groundcover boasts an eye-catching green and cream variegation that remains vivid throughout the season, with the added charm of yellow flowers that bloom as a bonus. Hardy in zones 3 to 9, it thrives under a wide range of climatic conditions, making it a versatile choice for gardeners across many regions.

Designed to capture the attention of both humans and wildlife alike, the 'Boogie Woogie' is drought and salt tolerant, making it an excellent choice for gardeners looking for low-maintenance yet striking garden options. It’s a beacon for bees and butterflies, enhancing the biodiversity of your garden while resisting rabbits, ensuring your garden stays as intended.

With a mature size of 6 to 8 inches in height and a spread of 16 to 18 inches, this sedum hybrid forms a mounded habit that is perfect for use as a filler in containers, borders, edging, groundcover, or mass plantings. Its foliage, a lush green accented with cream, and the sunny yellow hue of its flowers, add a splash of color that is sure to brighten any garden space.

Plant Attributes

The Rock 'N Low® 'Boogie Woogie' Sedum hybrid stands out with its strikingly beautiful green and cream variegated foliage and vibrant yellow flowers, which bloom in early summer. This perennial is characterized by its short stature, reaching a garden height of 6 to 8 inches (approximately 15 to 20 cm) and spreading out 16 to 18 inches (about 41 to 46 cm), creating a mounded appearance that serves as an excellent filler in garden designs. Hardy across a wide range of zones, from 3a to 9b, it is adaptable to various climatic conditions, ensuring its success in a multitude of garden settings.

Designed for easy maintenance, this sedum requires minimal care, thriving in full sun and able to grow in poor to average, well-drained soil types. Its low water needs and indifference to soil fertility make it an ideal choice for gardeners seeking beauty without the burden of high maintenance. The 'Boogie Woogie' is also tolerant of both drought and salt, further enhancing its resilience and making it a practical choice for challenging environments.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal and ease of care, this plant offers ecological benefits, attracting bees and butterflies to the garden, thereby supporting pollination and biodiversity. It also exhibits a natural resistance to rabbits, ensuring that its beauty remains unmarred by pests. Whether used as a border plant, container accent, edging, groundcover, or in mass planting, the 'Boogie Woogie' Sedum hybrid is a versatile and striking choice that promises to bring life and color to any garden space.

Landscape Use

The Rock 'N Low® 'Boogie Woogie' Sedum hybrid offers a versatile and vibrant option for various landscaping applications, making it a favored choice for gardeners and landscape designers alike. Its unique attributes, including its drought and salt tolerance, attractive variegated foliage, and bright yellow flowers, allow it to serve multiple roles in the garden:

  • Groundcover: Its spreading habit and colorful appearance make it an excellent choice for covering large areas with a tapestry of green and cream foliage, interspersed with cheerful yellow blooms. It's particularly effective in sunny spots where other plants might struggle.
  • Rock Gardens: The 'Boogie Woogie' Sedum fits perfectly into rock garden designs, complementing the natural beauty of the stones with its vibrant foliage and flowers. Its ability to thrive in poor soil conditions is an added bonus in these settings.
  • Borders and Edges: The compact size and spreading nature of this sedum make it ideal for defining garden borders and edges. It can create a neat, colorful boundary around garden beds, walkways, or patios.
  • Container Plantings: Suitable for container gardening, it adds texture and color to balconies, terraces, or any outdoor space where ground planting isn't an option. Its drought tolerance is particularly advantageous in container settings, where watering can be more challenging.
  • Mass Plantings: When planted en masse, 'Boogie Woogie' creates a stunning, low-maintenance display of color and texture. This application can be particularly effective in public gardens, commercial landscapes, or as a vibrant backdrop in residential settings.
  • Xeriscaping: Given its low water needs and tolerance for poor soil, it is an excellent choice for xeriscaped gardens designed to reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental water from irrigation.
  • Pollinator Gardens: By attracting bees and butterflies, it enhances the biodiversity of the garden, contributing to the health of the local ecosystem by supporting pollinators.
  • Wildlife Resistant: Its resistance to rabbits makes it a worry-free choice for areas where these and other wildlife might be a concern for gardeners.

Incorporating Rock 'N Low® 'Boogie Woogie' Sedum into landscaping projects not only adds beauty and color but also promotes a sustainable, low-maintenance gardening approach.

Planting & Care

The Rock 'N Low® 'Boogie Woogie' Sedum hybrid is a robust and attractive perennial that offers both visual appeal and ease of care, making it a popular choice for gardeners of all levels. Here's how to plant and care for this versatile plant:

Planting Instructions

  • Timing: The best time to plant 'Boogie Woogie' Sedum is in the spring or early fall, allowing the plant to establish before the extremes of summer heat or winter cold.
  • Location: Choose a location that receives full sun, as this plant thrives in areas with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. It can tolerate partial sun, but its flowering and foliage coloration are best in full sun.
  • Soil: This sedum prefers well-drained soil and is quite adaptable to a variety of soil types, including poor soils. If you're planting in an area with heavy clay or poor drainage, amend the soil with sand or gravel to improve water flow.
  • Planting: Dig a hole as deep and twice as wide as the root ball. Gently remove the plant from its container, loosen the roots, and place it in the hole, ensuring it's at the same depth it was in the container. Backfill with soil, pressing down lightly to remove air pockets. Water thoroughly after planting.

Care and Maintenance

  • Watering: 'Boogie Woogie' Sedum requires minimal watering once established, making it an excellent choice for water-wise gardens. Water the plant deeply and infrequently to encourage deep root growth. Allow the soil to dry out between watering.
  • Fertilizing: This plant does not require regular fertilization. If desired, you can apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to support healthy growth.
  • Pruning: Little to no pruning is required. You may trim back spent flowers to maintain its appearance or remove any damaged or dead foliage as necessary.
  • Winter Care: 'Boogie Woogie' Sedum is hardy and can survive cold winters in its hardiness zones without special care. In the fall, you can leave the plant as is to provide winter interest and additional protection for the root system. Trim back in early spring before new growth starts.
  • Pests and Diseases: Generally, this sedum is resistant to pests and diseases. However, overwatering or poor drainage can lead to root rot. Ensure the plant is in well-drained soil and avoid overwatering to prevent issues.

By following these simple planting and care instructions, your Rock 'N Low® 'Boogie Woogie' Sedum should thrive, providing a beautiful, low-maintenance addition to your garden for years to come.

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Plant Features

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Watering Needs: Low; requires well-drained soil and does not need supplemental water once established.
  • Botanical Pronunciation: SED-um HY-brid
  • Deciduous/evergreen: Herbaceous
  • Growth rate: Moderate
  • Average landscape size: Grows 6-8 inches tall with a spread of 16-18 inches.
  • Special features: Border Plant, Container, Edging Plant, Groundcover, Mass Planting, Drought Tolerant, Salt Tolerant, Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant
  • Dramatic Foliage: Variegated green and cream foliage
  • Foliage color: Green with cream variegation
  • Blooms: Early Summer
  • Flower color: Yellow
  • Flower attributes: Attracts Pollinators
  • Garden style: Cottage, Rock Garden, Xeriscape
  • Design Ideas: Ideal for creating vibrant groundcovers in sunny spots. Perfect for rock gardens, edges, or as a colorful addition to succulent collections in containers. Utilize in mass plantings for a dramatic effect or as a striking border along pathways and beds. Pairs well with other drought-tolerant plants for a water-wise garden.
  • Companion Plants: Lavender, Russian Sage, Catmint, Sedum 'Autumn Joy', Ornamental Grasses

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