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Bertram Anderson Stonecrop: Airy Clusters Of Gorgeous Burgundy Flowers

Bertram Anderson Stonecrop: Airy Clusters Of Gorgeous Burgundy Flowers

Bertram Anderson StonecropSedum ‘Bertram Anderson’, or commonly called Bertram Anderson Stonecrop features airy clusters of gorgeous burgundy flowers with white overtones at the ends of the stems from early to late summer. Its attractive succulent round in color leaves emerge burgundy in spring, turning deep purple throughout the season (The more sun it gets, the more purple it becomes.). The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The burgundy stems add winter interest.

Bertram Anderson Stonecrop will grow to be about 6 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a relatively fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This is a relatively low maintenance perennial, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and bees to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer that tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

How To Make Your Bertram Anderson Stonecrop Thrive

This perennial thrives in full sun, but can tolerate partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but does not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape applications. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

General Bertram Anderson Stonecrop Information

Pests And Diseases

Generally pest free.  This plant may be subject to fungal and bacterial crown rot, and root rots

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring. Propagate by softwood cuttings of non-flowering shoots in early summer

Garden Uses

Bertram Anderson Stonecrop is recommended for general garden use, mass plantings, as a ground cover, border edging, in rock/alpine gardens, or makes a super container planting.

Quick Facts

  • Plant Type: May be an annual, herbaceous, or evergreen perennial depending on climate
  • Plant Height: 6 inches
  • Spread: 1 foot
  • Hardiness Zones: Zones 5 to 9
  • Flower Color: Red to pink
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun
  • Water Requirements: Drought tolerant once established

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4 Comments

  1. Really like the airy clusters and the strong color of this. Will have to look for it. Happy New Year!
    Susie
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  2. Yes extremely good colour combination.
    Another good foliage and flower combination is Sedum cauticola Coca-Cola (lighter colour and smaller).
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