A plant with star quality in the border, Sedum telephium Purple Emperor AGM is, with its dark purple succulent crimp-edged leaves and red stems, a member of the atropurpureum group of sedums.
Also known as Hylotelephium telephium Purple Emperor or Orpine Purple Emperor, this can be included within the genus Sedum, Hylotelephium or Orpine are succulent perennials with rounded heads of small star-shaped pink flowers in summer to autumn,
S. Purple Emperor is a compact, clump-forming deciduous perennial with broad, deep purple leaves on dark red upright stems. The rounded clusters of small, pale purplish-pink flowers, appearing in late summer, are highly attractive to insects, including butterflies, hoverflies and beesand provide a late-season nectar source for pollinators. Like other sedums, it is drought tolerant and comfortable in full sun.
The Purple Emperor Sedum is the perfect addition to the front of a well-drained, sunny and airy border or rockery, and if you leave the flowerheads on they will fade to provide great winter interest.
Pot Size: 3L
Common Names: Hardy Ice Plant, Stonecrop
Hardiness: Fully hardy to –20C
Height and Spread: 50cm x 50cm
Preferred Soil Type: Moderately fertile, well-drained soil
Aspect: Full sun
Flowering Period: August – September
Care: Cut back in February or March