Hylotelephium cauticola

Hylotelephium cauticola

Stonecrop

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Hylotelephium cauticola
  • Common name: Stonecrop
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Blue​/​Green

The cliff-dwelling stonecrop, Hylotelephium cauticola makes a striking feature in late summer and autumn when masses of flat, deep-pink flowerheads appear on the sprawling glaucous stems, which are themselves tinged with pink. Its flowers are extremely attractive to late-flying butterflies and bees.

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This versatile sedum can be grown in a number of locations, including coastal gardens, pots and containers, green roofs, at the front of borders, in alpine gardens or hanging over walls.

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For best results grow Hylotelephium cauticola in full sun in well-drained soil. Divide clumps every few years to improve flowering. It holds the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

How to grow Hylotelephium cauticola

  • Plant size

    20cm height

    40cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do Take cuttings in March

Do Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Cut back
Cut back

Do not Cut back in January

Do not Cut back in February

Do not Cut back in March

Do not Cut back in April

Do not Cut back in May

Do not Cut back in June

Do not Cut back in July

Do not Cut back in August

Do Cut back in September

Do Cut back in October

Do not Cut back in November

Do not Cut back in December

Hylotelephium cauticola and wildlife

Hylotelephium cauticola is known for attracting bees, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Hylotelephium cauticola poisonous?

Hylotelephium cauticola has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Hylotelephium cauticola