Birthday Party Sedum (Sedum ‘Birthday Party’)
Birthday Party Sedum
Get ready for the Sedum PARTY HARDY™ Series, the Birthday Party Sedum (Sedum ‘Birthday Party’) are provides dazzling, brilliant deep 5″ densely packed, rounded tuffets of rose-pink flower heads late in late summer that last until frost!
These Autumn Stonecrops are not just long-lasting, but even when not in bloom, the sturdy foliage which is tinted purple and brown, so it has an attractive color even before the flowers arrive! This Sedum grows just 7 to 11 inches in height when in bloom, but spreads 18-20 inches wide!
Be sure to leave the stems and flowers on the plant standing, even after a frost comes. The seed heads turn a dark brown color and remain rigid and erect to catch and sculpt the snow all winter long. You’ll love this fantastic addition to your winter garden and birds will enjoy foraging in the seed heads.
Birthday Party is low maintenance and will dazzle you in late summer, it will also have all your bees and butterflies seeing stars! Hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9, handling both heat and chill, seldom bothered by deer and rabbits, and thriving in sun and drought with ease!
This garden celebration is an exciting pop of color and a must-have for the most eye-catching display possible! Not just a pretty face, Birthday Party Stonecrop is a hardy garden perennial that you can plant in your garden. Plant en masse or for a border and you will have a striking and colorful landscape!
They make fantastic plants edging a formal flower bed or very informally added to a mixed border. But what they have really become is an amazing landscape plant with a solid presence year-round! Fill out a Rock Garden or in a Xeric landscaping area where these plants really shine, like hell strips along the road, sidewalk, and driveway!
For a short, seasonal display, simply pop the growing container directly into your ornamental pots. This makes an easy-peasy change out from your summer look right into autumn-themed containers and front porch décor! Let Birthday Party take center stage, or use it as a colorful backdrop for other, smaller plants like ground covers. Pair them with other fall-blooming plants, such as Rudbeckia, Asters, and Ornamental Grasses in a fall garden.
The cut flowers can last for weeks in your flower arrangements and the dried stems outdoors add to the winter landscape or dried arrangements indoors too! Just cut the sturdy stems down at any stage and they will work beautifully for you. Even the deep, dark dried flower stems are fantastic in dried arrangements or for use in your fall and winter pots or décor!
Sedum needs to be planted in the full sun in well-drained soil for them to do their best. This perennial will tolerate most soil types, even thriving in poor soils, and is very drought-resistant once established. It actually prefers drier soil! In fact, plants that are grown in rich, moist soils may produce heavy, weaker growth that flops as the flower heads develop. If this sounds like your soil, simply plan to snip back the new growth by a few inches. Do this as soon as your stems reach about a foot tall. Don’t worry, they’ll soon produce new flowers on the shortened stems, but the stems will be much sturdier for you.
Add a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch around the root zone to keep more moisture consistency in the soil. It’s easy to do a quick cleanup of this low-maintenance plant in the early spring – just cut the dried stems down to the ground.
Break out the balloons and party streamers! The huge bright pink flowers attract butterflies to your garden.
|Common name||Birthday Party Sedum|
|Botanical name||Sedum 'Birthday Party'|
|Height||7 - 11 inches|
|Width||18 - 20 inches|
|Moisture||Medium to Low|
|Soil condition||Widely Adaptable|
|Pruning time||Early Spring|
|Flower color||Deep Pink|