The Plant Company

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Telephone:
01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
Pulborough
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30


 

The Plants

Sedum 'Purple Emperor'

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Photo of Sedum 'Purple Emperor'

£7.99

The best dark-leaved sedum of all, finely crimped foliage with a dark sheen, topped by upright stems of ruby-red flowers which begin in late summer and persist well into autumn. Leave heads over winter to provide structure in the garden, not only do they provide food for wildlife but look lovely rimed with frost. This versatile perennial is a perfect filler plant for a sunny, well-drained spot and a valuable source of nectar for butterflies and bees.

Type

  • Perennials

Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Fast growing

Uses

  • Beds and borders
  • Flower arranging
  • Cottage style garden
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Gravel garden

Special features

  • Attractive to wildlife
  • Low maintenance
  • Drought tolerant
  • Architectural

Care instructions

Grow in neutral to slightly alkaline well-drained soil in full sun. Will tolerate some shade and slightly acidic soil. The flowerheads look great left during the winter to add shape and texture to your border. In February and March cut back the old flowerheads. Once established, sedums can have a tendency to flop leaving an open and unsightly centre, especially in fertile soil. One technique to help prevent this is the 'Chelsea chop'. During the last week of May (Chelsea Flower Show week), cut one in every three stems back to the ground. This will produce plants that are less lush and flower slightly later.

Dimensions

Size: Small

Pot size: 2 litre

Height: 45cm

Spread: 45cm

Positions

  • Sun

Soil pH ranges

  • Neutral
  • Alkaline

Special conditions

  • Coastal