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Sedum spectabile

Showy stonecrop

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to October
  • Height0.25m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPink, red
  • Leaf ColourSilver shades

Description

Sedum spectabile (Showy stonecrop). This is a perennial which is durable and long-lived. It will produce profuse large, flat clusters of tiny flowers in the summer and will bloom into the autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Ice plant, Stonecrop

Origin

N.China, Korea

Interest and use

Rock garden, border, walls, ground cover Summer/Autumn interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Poor quality, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They will range from frost tender to fully frost hardy. They prefer to grow in fertile, porous soil, but can grow in most soil types. They will need full sun.

Propagation

You can propagate the perennials, the sub-shrubs and shrubs by softwood cuttings of non-flowering shoots or by division from spring to mid-summer. Or you can grow from seed sown in autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails outdoors, under glass aphids, scale insects, mealy bugs and vine weevil.

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