Tough yet delightful, beloved by butterflies and bees, these succulent perennials flourish even in lean and mean soil. Asserting a decidedly horizontal element to the garden, long-lasting flat umbels of starry flowers emerge from buds in broccoli-like 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 virtually maintenance-free.
A probable Sedum telephium ‘Atropurpureum’ and Sedum ‘Ruby Glow’ descendant, this award-winning richly colored Sedum arose as a chance seedling in Vera Jameson’s garden some 50 years ago. Firm, slightly arching purplish stems plus thick succulent-style blue-green leaves, infused with deep violet and burgundy hues by late summer, boost a galaxy of petite star-like dusty-pink blooms. Coveted by bees, butterflies and floral designers, the large 3 to 5 in. wide flattened heads, unfurling from showy coral-pink buds, impart easy-to-blend antique tones and a compelling presence that lasts well into winter.
Size: 9" – 12" high x 9" – 12" 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 ‘Purple Emperor’
- 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’