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Sedum - 'Purple Emporer' (Stonecrop, Sedum)

Sedum - 'Purple Emporer' (Stonecrop, Sedum)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Ground-Hugging Rounded Clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer late), Purple Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Sedum - Cultivation Notes

Well suited to planting in any well drained fertile soil in sunny location. Avoid planting in cold / exposed areas - mulch in winter to protect dormant crowns. Suitable for planting on chalky soils.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Sedum:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Sedum:

  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils

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Common Missspellings: Seadum, Sedem, Sedam, Cidum, Sedim

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