Hylotelephium spectabile 'Brilliant'
Common Name: hylotelephium
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Crassulaceae
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Bloom Time: August to October
Bloom Description: Carmine
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Maintenance: Medium
Flower: Showy, Good Cut, Good Dried
Attracts: Butterflies
Tolerate: Drought, Clay Soil, Dry Soil, Shallow-Rocky Soil


Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers well-drained soil, but does surprisingly well in heavy clay. Drought and heat tolerant, particularly once established.

Noteworthy Characteristics

A clump-forming perennial that features masses of tiny, star-like, carmine flowers in large, 3-6" across, flattened heads (cymes) atop stems of pale grayish-green, fleshy, succulent-like leaves growing in upright to slightly spreading clumps typically to 18" tall. Commonly called stonecrop in reference to the frequent sighting of the genus in the wild growing on rocks or stony ledges. Attractive to butterflies and bees. Long, late summer to fall bloom period. Foliage is effective throughout the growing season.


No serious insect or disease problems.

Garden Uses

Provides color and contrast to the border front or rock garden, when massed or planted in groups. Effective edging plant. Also has specimen value.