January 24, 2014
Last week I noticed new shoots on my 'Dazzleberry' sedum. I've never been a fan of sedum but this one stole my heart last summer. If you're considering this plant for your garden, just buy it. You'll be glad.
Here is a photo of the pretty leaves and buds just before flowering. The reddish-bluish-purplish leaves are pretty throughout the spring and early summer before blooming starts.
The buds began to open near the end of August. The flowers really are a warmish raspberry-rose, and they smother the plant. The color is the exact shade of my 'Hush Little Baby' daylilies. This sedum blooms when many other plants are taking a break from blooming.
Here is a view of Dazzleberry with the flowers fully open. The clusters aren't as large as they will be someday when it reaches full size after I stop dividing the plant to spread around.
After flowering, the buds were still pretty as they gradually turned brown. I didn't deadhead until hard frosts killed the plant down to the ground, so I could just cut the whole thing back at once. Sturdy, low-water, showy foliage and flowers, and low maintenance. What great new plant!