Sedum telephium Atropurpureum Group 'Purple Emperor'

Sedum telephium 'Purple Emperor'

Orpine

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Sedum telephium 'Purple Emperor'
  • Common name: Orpine
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Sedums are good clump-forming perennials which are ideal for the front of the border.

Sedum telephium 'Purple Emperor' is grown for its foliage, which becomes darker with maturity. In summer it bears masses of pink flower buds which open to white. The flowers look beautiful in the winter garden with a dusting of frost.

For best results grow Sedum telephium 'Purple Emperor'  in well-drained soil in full sun.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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