Hylotelephium telephium (Atropurpureum Group) 'Purple Emperor'

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Buy Hylotelephium telephium (Atropurpureum Group) 'Purple Emperor' orpine (syn Sedum ): Fabulous variety with gorgeous deep bronze-purple foliage

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: August to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Dramatic, deep bronze-purple succulent leaves topped with red-purple flower-heads from August to October. In certain light conditions the foliage of this sedum appears almost black. Perfect for use at the front of a sunny, well-drained border or in a large patio pot, the flower-heads are a valuable source of nectar for butterflies and bees.

  • Garden care: 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 and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. 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.

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Notes on Hylotelephium telephium (Atropurpureum Group) 'Purple Emperor'

"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 - a classy act"

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These plants were healthy and although they struggled a little in last year's heat, they survived and I am sure now they are getting established they will be a fabulous addition to my garden.

OakleyResident

Hampshire

Purple Emperor

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A little slow to get going but when it does it looks so good in my garden. I choose everything by colour and this fits in with my scheme.

Lorraine

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I have just bought some of these from you and they are tiny. Will they survive a winter in a London garden?

Annie

Hello, These are young plants (about 1 year old) in a 9cm pot, but they do die back at this time of the year. Therefore I would not expect them to look like much now, but they are fully hardy, so provided your soil is not heavy and wet throughout the winter - and the new foliage is protected by slugs and snails next spring, then they should be fine.

Helen

What plants would you recommend for my Mediterranean style garden? Our garden is quite well established and has a Mediterranean feel. We have quite a few spaces that need filling and were hoping you could suggest a few things?

Mrs C Taylor

We have several plants that might interest you - here are some of the best Lavandula http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.lavandula/?s=lavandula Cistus http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.cistus/?s=cistus Kniphofia http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.kniphofia/?s=kniphofia Euphorbias http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.euphorbia/?s=euphorbia Yucca filamentosa http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/yucca-filamentosa-/classid.4537/ Eryngium http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.eryngium/?s=eryngium Sedum http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.sedum/?s=sedum Brachyglottis http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/mediterranean-plants/brachyglottis-dunedin-group-sunshine/classid.4376/ Convolvulus cneorum http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/mediterranean-plants/convolvulus-cneorum-/classid.940/

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