Sedum spectabile ‘Brilliant’

Botanical Name:
Sedum spectabile ‘Brilliant’

Common Name:
Brilliant Stonecrop

Plant Hardiness: Zone 3

Flower: Flat topped flower clusters are a bright lavender pink

Bloom Time: Late summer into fall

Foliage: The gray-green foliage is quite fleshy and thick


Habit: An upright growing perennial. It forms a 2′ mound with numerous flowers covering the plant by fall

Size: 18-24″ tall, but will die to the ground in winter

Sun Exposure: Full sun or partial shade

Native Habitat: Japan

Other Features: The dead flower stalks are stiff and will add interest to the winter garden if left to catch and hold snow

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Description: ‘Brilliant’ is a variety of Showy Sedum, native to Japan. It is a fine plant that is of interest in all seasons. Starting out with gray-green foliage in the spring and summer, ‘Brilliant’ can grow 18 to 24 inches tall, making it one of the tallest of the sedums. In the fall, large lavender pink flowers are spectacular. Later, they turn bronze and last most of the winter. This is a plant that can hold its own with rather large fast growing perennials, or in fairly large rock gardens. It does not spread as fast as some sedums but in time will make a large spectacular clump.