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Sedum spectabile 'Carl'

Sedum

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

 Sedum spectabile 'Carl'

Plant details

Sedum spectabile 'Carl' is an old-fashioned perennial forming blue-green rosettes of succulent foliage throughout summer. Towards mid-summer flat, tightly packed heads of green buds form, opening later in the year to reveal masses of tiny bright pink flowers. Sedum is highly attractive to butterflies and insects, and several species can be found crowding over the flowers, making an additional attraction in the autumn garden. Sedum spectabile 'Carl' produces bright pink flowers.

Family: Crassulaceae

Genus: Sedum

Species: spectabile

Cultivar: Carl

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Blue-green

Feature: Flowers, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 45cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: September to November


Reader reviews



VelvetAndroid

Great late-summer/autumn nectar source for bees, butterflies etc., great wine-coloured flower heads, loves the sun but tolerates some shade quite happily, doesn't mind being dry as it's a succulent, suffers no obvious pests and is easy as pie to propagate – if you give the plant the 'Chelsea chop' it makes it shorter and bushier later in the year, though with smaller flowers, and you can just pot up the prunings from this in the greenhouse and they'll root like nobody's business if you keep them well-drained. Accidentally overwatered my cuttings taken this way this year, so they rotted at the base, but still wasn't a disaster as noticed they were putting out rootlets from every leaf junction – so I carefully separated each individual leaf with new roots, laid these on a seed tray full of gritty compost and off they went again until I had a tray full of 9" young plants to plant out. A great, undemanding and useful space filler.


flowering rose

well,I love ,sedums ,easy to grow and cheerful in winter.


VelvetAndroid

Excellent late-summer/autumn nectar source for bees, butterflies etc., flower heads darken to a lovely deep wine colour, loves the sun but tolerates some shade quite happily, doesn't mind being dry as it's a succulent, suffers no obvious pests and is easy as pie to propagate – if you give the plant the 'Chelsea chop' it makes it shorter and bushier later in the year, though with smaller flowers, and you can just pot up the prunings from this in the greenhouse and they'll root like nobody's business if you keep them well-drained. Accidentally overwatered my cuttings taken this way this year, so they rotted at the base, but still wasn't a disaster as noticed they were putting out rootlets from every leaf junction – so I carefully separated each individual leaf with new roots, laid these on a seed tray full of gritty compost and off they went again until I had a tray full of 9" young plants to plant out. A great, undemanding and useful space filler.


kathleen 2

mine have grown leggy this year and are hanging over the path.Is it all the rain we,ve had I live in the North west Lancashire.


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