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I really love my Sedums, and so do the bees and butterflies! Here’s the bulk of my collection as they are today…

By the way…some Sedums previously known as S. telephiums are now called ‘Hylotelephium’ rather than Sedum. It’s confusing. I wish they wouldn’t do it, but they have.

Starting with the teeny weeny Sedum pachyclados which I have growing in a planter…

S. erythrostictum ‘Frosty Morn’

S. telephium ‘Autumn Charm’

S. telephium ‘Xenox’

‘Jose Aubergine’

‘Thunder Head’

S. album ‘Coral Carpet’

S. telephium ‘Ruby Glow’

S. telephium ‘Purple Emperor’

S. telephium ‘Matrona’

S. telephium ‘Red Cauli’

S. spurium ‘Voodoo’

S. spurium Coccineum

S. kamtschaticum variegatum

S. erythrostictum Mediovariegatum

S. spectabile ‘Carl’

S. cauticola ‘Coca-Cola’

S. Hylotelephium ‘Lime Zinger’ (Sunsparkler Series)

Sedum hylotelephium ‘Dazzleberry’

‘Jade Tuffet’

Sedums are such rewarding and easy plants to grow. They look beautiful from the moment they start to grow in spring, and as the season progresses they change their hues sometimes quite dramatically. They are so easy to propogate by cuttings, root cuttings, division and leaf cuttings. And they don’t mind drought or rain. The only thing they don’t care for is to sit in water in winter (like most things). I love the variety of colour and form and the way they just shine out in late summer when a lot of my plants are going over. The seed heads will look beautiful when kissed by frost as well. Honestly, what’s not to love? Well, I guess you could say that some of them flop a bit…but just give them a little bit of support in early summer and they will stand tall for you all season. Enjoy!

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What a super collection you've got. I've found the flower heads on mine this year seem quite open in form.

9 Aug, 2018

 

Thanks Sue. I think Xenox is my favourite, it starts out almost turquoise blue. A beauty. :)

9 Aug, 2018

 

K you have a wonderful collection, thought I had a several, but, out of twenty one varieties, have only six left!! wet winters as you say have killed ours....Zenox is gorgeous.....must look out for that one!

9 Aug, 2018

 

They look wonderful, Karen. Hope to see you on Monday.

10 Aug, 2018

 

That's a great collection! They're the stars of the late Summer and Autumn border, aren't they?

10 Aug, 2018

 

Marvellous collection and quite an eye opener. My sedum collection consists of just two, lol. They are just coming up to their best time now aren't they?

10 Aug, 2018

 

Hi Karen, nice collection there, I particularly like the bronze foliage types, Derek.

10 Aug, 2018

 

They are absolutely glorious and as you say, what not to love. Who are we to argue with the bees who also adore them. I have a few, but you have inspired me to look for more!

10 Aug, 2018

 

Hi Karen, I think I have 'fallen in love' with sedums after seeing all what you have. I have thought them a bit boring when I have seen them in the garden centres but seeing how they can develop and the colours of them, I am smitten and will certainly be getting some. Thanks for showing them.

10 Aug, 2018

 

What a fabulous collection Karen ,you've definitely inspired me to start looking at Sedums for this garden ..

10 Aug, 2018

 

Im chuffed that you all enjoyed this blog and were inspired by it. These are definitely the stars in my garden during August. :) thanks for all the kind comments.

10 Aug, 2018

 

Good collection there, Karen, with super constrasts of colours and structure. Added to GoYpedia.

11 Aug, 2018

 

Thanks Terra.

11 Aug, 2018

 

What a lovely collection Cottagekarer ..I have decided to grow more of those as they don't mind the dryness...I took 7 leaf cuttings three weeks ago ( Monty Don reminded me!) from the couple that are growing in a very dry spot and although they don't look as fresh as usual (no water for weeks) ..at least they are still growing and will soon buck up once they get a bit of rain ... I might even transfer those later on to where I lost my Ferns this year through lack of water.

11 Aug, 2018

 

So many different types I've never seen before. Thank you for posting.

11 Aug, 2018

 

Hi Vileve and Bathgate. I'm glad you enjoyed the blog. I recently took cuttings from my S. Xenox. I took a couple of root cuttings by just cutting in to the edge of the plant. Then I took a few leaf cuttings and a few stem cuttings too. Will be interesting to see which ones do best of the leaf cutting and the stem cuttings. :)

12 Aug, 2018

 

Lovely collection Karen, I didn't realise there were so many different ones....

12 Aug, 2018

 

Fabulous collection Karen. I think Voodoo is my favourite.

12 Aug, 2018

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