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Sedum telephium subsp. maximum 'Atropurpureum'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


Sedum telephium subsp.maximum 'Atropurpureum'

Plant details

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

Sedum telephium subsp. maximum 'Atropurpureum' 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 subsp. maximum 'Atropurpureum' in well-drained soil in full sun.

Family: Crassulaceae

Genus: Sedum

Species: telephium

Cultivar: Atropurpureum

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Purple

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: September to October

Flowering period: July to August

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