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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. 'Atropurpureum' is one of the better varieties available with dark purple leaves and pinkish red flowers which appear from late summer to autumn. It reaches its best as the days shorten and autumn advances. The Royal Horticultural Society has give it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in recognition of its outstanding excellence.

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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