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Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’

For sale by Celia Jennings

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Gorgeous purple-plum leaves, purple flowers in late summer, upright habit. Plant structure looks lovely in the winter. Prune hard when new shoots appear in spring. From Wisley (RHS) nursery stock.

Sedum telephium  ‘Purple Emperor’ | Warnham, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12
Pot SizeTotal Price
2 litres

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Plant Finder: about Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’

Common names

Ice Plant 'Purple Emperor'


Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’ (Ice Plant 'Purple Emperor'). This is a sedum with broad, deep purple leaves on dark red stems, and rounded clusters of small, pale lilac flowers, which arrive in late summer.


This plant can be given the 'Chelsea chop' in late May to produce a more compact form. May need staking.

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and for their flowers, which are attractive to bees and other beneficial insects. Attractive seed heads in winter.

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  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Warnham, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12
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