Sedum hakonense 'Chocolate Ball'

an odd and unusual Stonecrop

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This was described to me as looking like 'that moss that grows in the forest' and until I saw it, I would never have been able to envision it, but it's true!

Sedum hakonense 'Chocolate Ball'

A customer of mine was kind enough to send me a few plants, which despite being planted in the most unsuitable soil managed to survive my rough treatment.

I planted the de-soilled little plants in my sandy soil of the rock retaining wall along the driveway, which gets full sun for most of the afternoon.

At one point I thought I had killed it all off, but there were a few stalwart little survivors. Some even got big enough to take a few cuttings off, and it bloomed in bright golden yellow flowers in August.

The texture is really different, and the color makes me think that it's all dead and dried off, but it's actually quite pretty. I'm looking forward to growing a lot of this little variety. I'm anticipating that it will do quite well when established enough to grow into a good sized colony.

With luck, and more time, I will hopefully have lots to sell, and lots to plant among Sempervivum and Jovibarba in hypertufa pinch pots and other containers.

Update, May 2013: Sadly, this little plant, although it looked to be thriving last summer and fall, didn't make it through the winter.  I don't think it was due to lack of hardiness, because it did survive the previous winter; soil type, perhaps?  Or something else not to it's liking.


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