Butterfly Stonecrop – Hylotelephium Spectabile


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Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Thrives in sandy to gravelly soils of moderate to low fertility. Tolerates some light part shade in hot summer climates, but will produce weak floppy growth when grown in too much shade or in overly rich soils. Needs good soil drainage to perform well. Drought tolerant. Propagate by divisions in spring or stem cuttings in summer. Detached leaves can be rooted in soil to form new plants.


Butterfly Stonecrop, scientifically known as Hylotelephium Spectabile, is a stunning perennial plant that adds elegance and color to your garden. This eye-catching succulent is cherished for its vibrant, butterfly-attracting blooms and low-maintenance care requirements.


Typical Uses

Butterfly Stonecrop is a versatile plant that can be used in various garden settings. It makes an excellent choice for:

  • Border and edging plant
  • Rock gardens
  • Container gardening
  • Wildlife gardens, attracting butterflies and pollinators

Establishment and Care Instructions

Butterfly Stonecrop is relatively easy to grow and care for. Follow these guidelines to ensure your plants thrive:

  • Planting: Plant in well-draining soil in a sunny or partially shaded location.
  • Watering: Water sparingly, as this succulent is drought-tolerant. Allow the soil to dry between waterings.
  • Pruning: Trim back the plant in late winter or early spring to encourage bushier growth and more abundant blooms.
  • Fertilizing: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to support healthy growth.

Special Features and Usage

Butterfly Stonecrop has some special features that make it a fantastic addition to any garden:

  • Attracts Wildlife: The brilliant pink or red flower clusters are a magnet for butterflies and other pollinators.
  • Long Blooming Period: Enjoy its captivating blooms from late summer through fall, providing a burst of color when many other plants have finished flowering.
  • Low Maintenance: Once established, it requires minimal care, making it perfect for both beginner and experienced gardeners.
  • Winter Interest: The dried flower heads and seed pods can add interest to your garden during the winter months.

With its captivating appearance and ease of care, Butterfly Stonecrop is a must-have for any garden. Its vibrant blooms and wildlife-attracting qualities will make it a standout addition to your outdoor space.


Soil Moisture

Well Drained

Light Requirement

Full Sun, Partial Shade


Spring, Winter




1 Gallon


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