Grow a Sweet Treat With Chocolate Fountain Sedum

For a delectable take on a classic sedum, try Evolution Chocolate Fountain. It'll bring in late-season butterflies with its rose-pink blooms.

Chocolate Fountain Sedum Benefits

Evolution Chocolate Fountain sedum bloomsDoreen Wynja / Monrovia
Evolution Chocolate Fountain sedum features pretty pink blooms that pollinators love.

It’s no surprise that the Chocolate Fountain sedum got its name from the dark, chocolate-hued foliage. This sedum’s most notable feature is that it does not fall open the way other tall sedums often do. The stems are sturdy and compact, so it stays upright. It is drought tolerant and easy to care for. In the first year, water regularly to encourage a strong root system. Once this sedum is established in the garden, be sure to allow the soil to dry before watering again.

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The tight flower clusters of this sedum from Monrovia act as perfect landing pads for nectar-seeking butterflies and other backyard pollinators. In mid- to- late-summer, bloom clusters in a rosy-pink color appear. When the pretty flowers fade, let the seed heads dry out, because songbirds will appreciate the extra snack. Monrovia suggests using this sedum as a ground cover or even in a container.

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Care and Growing Tips

Evolution Chocolate Fountain sedum foliageDoreen Wynja / Monrovia
This plant is known for its rich chocolate brown foliage.
  • Common name: Evolution Chocolate Fountain Sedum
  • Botanical name: Sedum
  • Zones: 4 to 9
  • Attracts: Birds, butterflies and bees.
  • Light needs: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Soil: Performs best in well-draining, lean soil.
  • Water needs: Drought tolerant once established.
  • Size: 15 inches tall and wide.
  • Grown for: Adding depth and visual interest to edges and borders.
  • Foliage: Dark chocolate-hued succulent leaves.
  • Other sedum cultivars to check out: For a more upright vaselike shape, try Night Embers.

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Kirsten Schrader
Kirsten is the content director of Birds & Blooms. She's been with the brand in various roles since 2007. She has many favorite birds (it changes with the seasons), but top picks include the red-headed woodpecker, Baltimore oriole and rose-breasted grosbeak. Her bucket list bird is the painted bunting.