Showy stonecrop

A showy garden succulent, with star-shaped pink flowers.
Common name : Showy stonecrop
Scientific name : Hylotelephium spectabile
Family : Crassulaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Rough 'n tough
Rough 'n tough
Flowery
Flowery
Full description for Hylotelephium spectabile not yet available.

Sowing & planting

J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

Flowering

J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D

Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
Granulométrie plants.granulometry_4
Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 30 - 45
pH 6 - 7

Identify my showy stonecrop

It is a hardy perennial with succulent, toothed, rounded, alternate leaves, on upright cylindrical herbaceous stems up to 45 cm. It is covered with star-shaped pink flowers arranged in flat corymbs, from late summer to autumn.

Plant my showy stonecrop

In open soil, plant in a drained soil, moderately sandy to clayey, rich, neutral to slightly alkaline, in full sun or partial shade. In pots, mix garden soil with gravel and sand, and some ripe compost. Choose a container of more than 4 liters.

Weed my showy stonecrop

For perennial species, weeding also means working your flowerbed – don't let anything develop too quickly to the detriment of others.

Water my showy stonecrop

Water during the summer period but without excess, once or twice a week if it is very dry, rather in the morning and spare the leaves from getting wet. In pots, water once a week during growth, and reduce to once every 20 days in winter.

Fertilize my showy stonecrop

With a respectful approach to soil life, it's always better to fertilize a little in advance with organic material that will decompose; spread out a compost that isn't entirely decomposed, with well decomposed manure at the plant's base, and incorporate over 10 cm with a hoe. This operation is carried out in winter so that earthworms and bacteria have enough time to do their job.

Mulch my showy stonecrop

Mulch the base of Hylotelephium, it will spare you some watering and weeding in summer.

Cut down my showy stonecrop

After flowering, cut the dry blooms to keep the plant compact.

Groww, the plant identification and gardening app