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Rock 'N Round® 'Pure Joy' Stonecrop

Sedum hybrid

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Rock 'N Round® 'Pure Joy' Stonecrop

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The Rock 'N Round® 'Pure Joy' Stonecrop, a Sedum hybrid, is a captivating perennial plant that promises to bring a splash of color and texture to any garden. Renowned for its resilience and effortless beauty, this plant thrives under full sun exposure, showcasing its vibrant charm from late summer through early fall. With a mature size of about 10 to 12 inches in height and spreading 16 to 20 inches, it forms a low, rounded mound that becomes a focal point in the landscape, especially when its light green foliage is crowned with a dome of bubblegum pink flowers. These flowers not only add visual interest but also attract bees and butterflies, enhancing the biodiversity of your garden.

This stonecrop variety is celebrated for its minimal maintenance needs and its ability to withstand challenging conditions. It is drought, heat, and salt-tolerant, making it an excellent choice for gardeners looking for low-care options. Furthermore, it is capable of thriving in a wide range of soil types, from poor to average quality, and it is adaptable to various soil pH levels, whether acidic, alkaline, or neutral. Its hardiness across zones 3 through 9 underscores its versatility and ability to flourish in diverse climates.

Plant Attributes

The Rock 'N Round® 'Pure Joy' Stonecrop is a short perennial, reaching a garden height of 10 to 12 inches (25cm - 30cm) and spreading out 16 to 20 inches (41cm - 51cm). It boasts a mounded habit, forming a dense, rounded shape that is as functional as it is beautiful, serving as an excellent filler in both garden beds and containers. The plant's foliage is a refreshing light green, providing a vibrant backdrop for the striking pink flowers that bloom in late summer to early fall. This color palette of green and pink not only adds a touch of whimsy but also serves as a beacon to bees and butterflies, making the plant a bustling hub of activity in any garden.

Designed to thrive in full sun, the Rock 'N Round® 'Pure Joy' Stonecrop requires at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day, but it can also manage in part sun conditions. This sedum hybrid is celebrated for its low maintenance needs, thriving in poor to average, well-drained soils without the need for supplemental water or fertilizer. It exhibits an exceptional tolerance to drought, heat, and salt, making it a resilient choice for gardeners in a variety of environments. Furthermore, its adaptability to a range of soil pH levels—from acidic to alkaline to neutral—ensures that it can be incorporated into diverse garden settings with ease.

Landscape Use

The Rock 'N Round® 'Pure Joy' Stonecrop is a versatile perennial that offers a wide array of landscaping uses, making it a valuable addition to various garden styles and designs. Here are some of its key landscaping applications:

  • Border Planting: Its compact, mounded growth habit and vibrant pink flowers make it an excellent choice for front-of-the-border plantings, where its color and form can be appreciated up close. It provides a neat, low-maintenance edge to garden beds and pathways.
  • Container Gardening: Due to its moderate size and striking foliage and flower colors, this stonecrop variety thrives in containers. It adds structure and visual interest to mixed plantings or can stand alone as a focal point on patios, balconies, and deck settings.
  • Cut Flower and Dried Flower Use: The bubblegum pink flowers not only beautify the garden but also serve as lovely cut flowers for indoor arrangements. After blooming, the seed heads can be dried and used in floral crafts and decorations, adding value beyond the garden.
  • Edging Plant: Its orderly growth pattern and tolerance for trimming make it suitable for edging along garden beds, walkways, or driveways, providing a colorful and cohesive look throughout the landscape.
  • Groundcover: With its spreading habit, the Rock 'N Round® 'Pure Joy' Stonecrop fills in space efficiently, reducing weed growth and covering bare spots with ease. It's particularly useful for sloped areas where erosion control is needed.
  • Landscape Accents: This stonecrop's unique form and coloration serve as excellent accents in rock gardens, xeriscaped areas, or in front of taller plants, where its features can be highlighted against a contrasting backdrop.
  • Mass Planting: Planting this sedum in mass creates a stunning sea of pink, transforming large spaces with minimal effort. It's an effective way to achieve a dramatic visual impact in public gardens, parks, or large residential landscapes.
  • Wildlife Attraction: By attracting bees and butterflies, it plays a crucial role in supporting local pollinators, contributing to the health of the surrounding ecosystem.

These landscaping uses highlight the Rock 'N Round® 'Pure Joy' Stonecrop's adaptability and aesthetic appeal, making it a sought-after choice for gardeners and landscape designers aiming to create dynamic, low-maintenance, and ecologically beneficial outdoor spaces.

Planting & Care

The Rock 'N Round® 'Pure Joy' Stonecrop, with its vibrant bubblegum pink flowers and light green foliage, is not only a visual delight but also an easy-care perennial for gardeners. Here's how to plant and care for this remarkable sedum hybrid:

Planting Instructions:

  1. Timing: Plant in the spring or early fall to allow the plant time to establish its root system before the extreme heat of summer or cold of winter.
  2. Location: Choose a site that receives full sun to partial sun. This plant thrives in areas that get at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily.
  3. Soil: While it's adaptable to a variety of soil types, the Rock 'N Round® 'Pure Joy' Stonecrop prefers well-drained soil. It can tolerate poor soils, including sandy and rocky conditions.
  4. 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. Fill the hole with soil, press firmly around the base of the plant, and water thoroughly.

Care Instructions:

  • Watering: This stonecrop is drought-tolerant once established. Water deeply but infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot.
  • Feeding: Fertilization is generally not necessary. If your soil is extremely poor, you can apply a light layer of compost or a slow-release, balanced fertilizer in the spring.
  • Pruning: Deadheading is not necessary for this plant, as the seed heads provide winter interest and can attract birds. You can trim back the plant in late winter or early spring before new growth begins to keep it tidy.
  • Mulching: Apply a thin layer of mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture and suppress weeds, being careful not to cover the crown of the plant.
  • Pest and Disease Management: The Rock 'N Round® 'Pure Joy' Stonecrop is relatively pest and disease-free. However, good air circulation and proper watering practices can prevent most issues.

Additional Tips:

  • Hardiness: This plant is hardy in zones 3 through 9, making it a versatile choice for many climates.
  • Winter Care: In colder zones, the plant will die back to the ground in winter. Mulch can help protect the roots from freezing temperatures.
  • Replanting/Division: Although not necessary, you can divide the plant every few years in early spring to maintain vigor and spread its joy to other parts of your garden or share with friends.

By following these planting and care tips, your Rock 'N Round® 'Pure Joy' Stonecrop will thrive, bringing years of beauty and enjoyment to your garden with minimal effort.

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Plant Features

  • Plant Type: Perennial
  • Watering Needs: Low; requires good drainage and does not require supplemental water once established.
  • Botanical Pronunciation: SEE-dum HY-brid
  • Deciduous/evergreen: Herbaceous
  • Growth rate: Moderate
  • Average landscape size: Grows to a height of 10-12 inches (25cm-30cm) and a spread of 16-20 inches (41cm-51cm).
  • Special features: Attracts bees and butterflies, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Salt Tolerant, Rabbit Resistant, Foliage Interest, Fall Interest, Winter Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary
  • Foliage color: Light Green
  • Blooms: Late Summer to Early Fall
  • Flower color: Pink
  • Flower attributes: Dome of bubblegum pink flowers followed by pretty seed heads.
  • Garden style: Suitable for landscapes as a border plant, container gardening, cut and dried flowers, edging plant, groundcover, mass planting.
  • Design Ideas: Perfect for creating low maintenance, drought-tolerant garden displays. Ideal for rock gardens, xeriscapes, or as a vibrant ground cover in full sun areas. The bright pink flowers add a pop of color and are excellent for attracting pollinators, enhancing any garden with biodiversity. Use in mixed borders or as a standout container specimen to enjoy its seasonal color changes.
  • Companion Plants: Complements other drought-tolerant perennials and grasses, enhancing garden textures and colors. Works well with sedum varieties, ornamental grasses, and other low-water plants for a cohesive, water-wise garden design.

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