Sedum telephium subsp. Ruprechtii ‘Beth Chatto’s’ –
Creamy lemon flowers age to bronze. 60cm. Sun. Sedum telephium subsp. Ruprechtii is very hot & dry hardy. The domed heads of flowers are rich in nectar and pollen, and are intoxicatingly attractive to bees, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators. The autumn blooming provides much needed sustenance for bees and useful insects preparing for winter.
Seed heads that are left on to dry over winter also provide cold weather fodder for seed eating birds, as well as providing textural winter interest in the garden.
Easy to grow
Although many say the best time to plant sedum is in the spring after the threat of all frost has past but before the heat of summer kicks in. Like most succulents, they are really tough and no doubt will thrive whenever they are planted if they are kept an eye on when young, which isn’t hard because you can’t help but watch them grow anyway. Not fussy about soil type, but must be well drained. Suits sandy, poor or rocky soils, and seaside gardens. Excellent drought tolerance once established and is also Frost Hardy.
Growing Sedum Sedum telephium subsp. Ruprechtii ‘Beth Chatto’s’:
– Height with flowers: 60cm approx.
– Width: 40cm approx.
– Position: Ideally Full Sun but will grow and bloom happily in Partial Shade.
– Soil: Will tolerate most soil conditions but must be well drained. Also very tolerant of dry and arid conditions.
– Fragrance: None.
– Frost: Hardy.
– Growth: Herbaceous Perennial.
– Attracts: Bees and butterflies flock to the large blooms of sedum.
– Care: Easy low maintenance plant. Cut back to ground level after flowers and growth is spent.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Not first choice for these pests.
– Origin: Sedum have a wide native range, originating in Europe, Asia, North Africa and also Mexico. A few are even native to North America.