It's another winner for Chris Hansen's stunning SunSparkler™ series of drought-resistant, quick-spreading, ultra-colorful Sedum cultivars! 'Cherry Tart' regales you with bold cherry-red foliage over 3 seasons, gilding the lily with big rosy-pink flower clusters in late summer and early fall. For quick, weed-choking, tough-as-nails coverage of hot dry garden spots, you can do no better!
'Cherry Tart' is just 6 inches high, but quickly fills in up to 18 inches wide. The foliage is small and rounded, suffused with cerise-red tones that stand out from way down the street. Deer tend to leave this plant alone, but once the deep pink blooms appear in late summer (opening in clusters 5 inches wide!), the butterflies pay close attention. You will enjoy these flowers, but it's hard to miss them when they pass in mid-fall and the red foliage is revealed again in all its glory!
Like all the SunSparklers™, 'Cherry Tart' stands up to cold as well as heat, and once established it doesn't mind poor soil fertility and long periods of drought. It's ideal for containers that don't get watered as often as you'd like, and there's no better solution for hard-to-plant banks, slopes, and dusty garden spots receiving full sunshine. Given good drainage and some pampering the first season to get established, there's no stopping the SunSparklers™! Take a look at the others in this series: long-blooming 'Dazzleberry' and variegated 'Lime Zinger.' Zones 4-9.