Tough yet delightful, beloved by butterflies and bees, these succulent perennials flourish even in lean and mean soils. The blooms assert a decidedly horizontal element to the garden as long lasting, flat umbels of starry flowers emerge from buds in broccolilike clusters. Supported by stout, sturdy stems, the blooms mature through a range of colors, extending the visual delight well into winter.
Asking only for good drainage along with an occasional sip of water, Sedums are durable, reliable and almost maintenance-free.
Injecting an element of mysterious allure, ‘Purple Emperor’ hosts tantalizing, deep purple succulent foliage fastened to compact, dark reddish pink stems. Summer offers a perky lift as tight set, plum-hued buds become star-shaped flowers in dusky orchid shades.
Introduced by England’s former Washfield Nursery after it was discovered in the Sussex garden of the proprietor’s parents, this new, regally colored Sedum holds the coveted 2002 Outstanding Perennial Plant Award, and is an enticing counterpoint for Euphorbia ‘Black Pearl’.
Size: 15" high x 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Sedum ‘Autumn Fire’
- Sedum ‘Carl’
- Sedum globosum ‘Old Man’s Bones’
- Sedum ‘Jose Aubergine’
- Sedum ‘Matrona’
- Sedum ‘Mr. Goodbud’
- Sedum spectabile ‘Indian Chief’
- Sedum spectabile ‘Neon’
- Sedum spectabile ‘Septemberglut’
- Sedum spurium ‘John Creech’
- Sedum spurium ‘Voodoo’
- Sedum telephium ‘Emperor’s Wave’
- Sedum telephium ssp. ruprechtii ‘Hab Gray’
- Sedum telephium ‘Karfunkelstein’
- Sedum telephium ‘Munstead Red’
- Sedum telephium ‘Red Cauli’