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PlantFiles: Showy Stonecrop
Sedum spectabile 'Neon'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: spectabile (speck-TAB-ih-lee) (Info)
Cultivar: Neon


7 vendors have this plant for sale.

38 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Flowers are good for cutting
Flowers are good for drying and preserving
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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3 positives
3 neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive marsrover On Aug 8, 2013, marsrover from Allentown, PA wrote:

Bought my neon Sedum in 2009, and it has been a strong performer ever since. I have two other large Sedums (Autumn Fire and Autumn Joy), both of which are larger and definitely try to do the donut sprawl. This is the first year that Neon is trying to do it. All three of my large Sedums are strong attractors of winged insects. However, the bees and wasps have always payed more attention to the flower nectar than to me, even when I am taking their pictures with a macro lens. The Neon is also very popular with human visitors to my backyard. It's very easy to propagate and share with friends.

Positive suntique On Jul 10, 2013, suntique from Lexington, SC wrote:

I don't consider attracting bees a negative feature. In fact, in the garden it is an extremely positive feature. Without bees there would BEE no garden!

Positive montsho On Jun 9, 2008, montsho from Tracy, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Love this plant. Its tough, attracts butterflies, and drought resistant as well. If you want more you literally just break off a piece and stick it in the ground!! Last year I bought one plant and now I have 8!

Negative Axiangodexx On Oct 11, 2006, Axiangodexx from Philadelphia, PA wrote:

It attracts bees and flies as well.

Neutral berrygirl On Jan 16, 2005, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Love this bright pink color!
Grew it last year for the first time and it behaved much as my other sedums. Absolutely no care at all. I accidentally broke off a piece and stuck it in the ground in another location and it grew and thrived!
Not bothered by our hot dry summers.

EDITED to add: I changed my rating from pos to neu. I do love this plant but it tends to sprawl and flop from the center out. I will try to upload a pic to show it. The plant is in my front bed and looks kinda bad. Am thinking of moving it to a better place. My other types of sedums dont flop over at all- and theyre much taller.

Neutral tcfromky On Oct 16, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Foliage is light green and the flower is a bright rosy mauve. Prefers partial sun and grows to a height of 24". It is a fast grower, too.

Neutral BUFFY690 On Oct 5, 2004, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I got a tiny piece of this plant this year and it has struggled to live, now I can see it has finally caught hold and is putting on new leaves, I will bring it indoors so it can get a little size on it before I place it back out in the garden next spring. Alonside my autum joy, matrona, frosty morn, and brilliant, sedums it should look just great. I can't wait for the first blooms


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

, (2 reports)
Clayton, California
Clovis, California
Elk Grove, California
Fairfield, California
Braselton, Georgia
Cordele, Georgia
Canton, Illinois
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Spring Grove, Illinois
Washington, Illinois
Sioux Center, Iowa
Lexington, Kentucky
Mount Sterling, Kentucky
Smiths Grove, Kentucky
Ellicott City, Maryland
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Garden City, Michigan
Owosso, Michigan
Pinconning, Michigan
Eunice, Missouri
Omaha, Nebraska
Browns Mills, New Jersey
Averill Park, New York
Concord, North Carolina
Clyde, Ohio
Glouster, Ohio
Salem, Oregon
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Lexington, South Carolina
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Clarksville, Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
Pocahontas, Tennessee
Abilene, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Stafford, Virginia
Wytheville, Virginia
Beverly, West Virginia
Birchwood, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

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