A favourite in gardens since the 1950’s, and despite the flood of new and ever more dramatic rivals – it has never lost popularity. Autumn heads that open soft pink, and mature with the cooler autumn nights through shades of red and rust. 60cm. Full Sun, and able to cope with hot and dry spells and windy spots well. Suits seaside gardens. Very water-wise plant. Frost hardy. Not fussy about soil type, – Sandy, Loam. Can cope with poor and rocky soils, but must be well drained.
Easy low maintenance, but for a truly prolific show without heads getting top heavy and flopping – do a “Chelseä Chop” spring prune – cut them back to ground level when the flower stems reach 20 to 30cm. high. This shortens and strengthens the autumn flower stems. Lovely cut flowers. (Synonym Hylotelephium, but more commonly known as Sedum spectabile).