| Sedum 'Purple Emperor' (25) plants
Common name: Stonecrop-Autumn; aka Hylotelephium 'Purple Emperor',
Zones 3 to 9.
Plants reach 16 inches tall and 12 inches wide;
upright to slightly spreading clump.
Growth rate: Moderate, easy to grow.
'Purple Emperor's rich, deep purple succulent foliage forms a solid substantial mass that appears satiny black in sunshine. In late summer, dusty rose flowers appear in large clusters atop the bright reddish-purple stems. Blossoms age gracefully to bronze in the fall.
2002 ISU Perennial Award for Best New Introduction!
Performs best in full sun in moist, well-drained soils, but it is extremely urban tolerant. Sedum can be grown in highly stressful sites around rockery with thin, poor, or very dry soils, of various pH, low fertility, extreme heat, drought, and high light reflectance; however, it is not tolerant of wet or poorly drained soils. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be lanky and open. Most Sedum varieties should be grown in full sun to light shade; however, lower growing types will survive in partial shade.
Sedum is one of the most popular perennials grown in American gardens because it is very easy to grow and hardy in most areas of the country. Thick, succulent leaves which can store water, allow established sedum to withstand periods of drought. Divide sedum every 3 to 4 years to maintain compact growth habit. Older plants tend to split in the center if they have not been divided. Pinching the taller varieties back by half in early summer will also help prevent them from splitting. This plant is not usually bothered by pests or diseases.
Attracts butterflies and bees. Deer and rabbit resistant. Terrific low-maintenance plant.
Shipped bare root.