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I really do value the Sedums for their late Summer/Autumn colour and the Bees enjoy them too.

My very first one came from a plant sale at a local charity fair about ten years ago, not labelled but may well be ‘Autumn Joy’ …

It was divided a few years ago and looks as though it needs splitting again …

The variety ‘Autumn Charm’ has attractive variegated foliage with dusky pink flowers and is a favourite of Bees …

Sedum ‘Purple Emperor’ has wonderful plum coloured leaves …

This Matrona variety has soft pink flowers with purple leaves tinged bronze and is taller than most of the other Sedums in my garden … manages to stay upright and never needs support.


I like Sedum ‘Carl’ for the blue-grey leaves and rose pink flowers …

They all receive sun for most of the day and are left to their own devices, though I would say that tiny Snails seem prone to lurking on the lower leaves! Easy enough to pick off.

Added to my Sedums today as I bought a S. ‘Red Cauli’ at RHS Wisley Plant Show … As you can see it has dense red flower heads, purple-grey foliage on dark stems.

The photo above shows it on a display stand at Wisley today.

I also bought a Sedum telephium ‘Strawberries and Cream’ as part of a “6 plants for £15” offer.

It has soft pink & cream flowers on purplish stems.

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Great blog. I posted this morning as had been going through sedum pics and adding to favourites. Should have just waited for your blog it's great to see the variety you have. Definitely helped my list

6 Sep, 2015

 

Gertrude, I had this blog almost finished last night, strange coincidence you should be viewing pics and blogs of Sedums! Pleased it has helped you.

6 Sep, 2015

 

Nice pics, Shirley.Good plant....Purple Emperor!

6 Sep, 2015

 

Such useful late summer plants, the foliage is more interesting than the flower.

6 Sep, 2015

 

Thank you for the blog - think it has identified Autumn Charm for me.

6 Sep, 2015

 

Like Gertrude, I was thinking of posting a blog of my Sedums. Ever so glad you did one Shirley! They are absolutely lovely aren't they? I like the small creeping ones to, especially Coca-Cola with it's blue-green foliage. Trouble with the creeping ones is sometimes they get decimated by the slugs. :(

6 Sep, 2015

 

Paul, you're partial to the Sedum 'Purple Emperor' I believe!

Siris, I love the flowers as much as the leaves.

Oh that's good, Stera.

Karen, I cannot believe just how many of those tiny, tiny snails were lurking in the Sweet Pea and Runner Bean leaves today. Both the Peas & Beans are almost over now though, so the critters can stay and munch!

7 Sep, 2015

 

What a fabulous selection of Sedum, thanks Shirley a useful one to look back on...

7 Sep, 2015

 

Shirley, you should have seen the size of some of them that were hiding in my greenhouse under my seedling trays. All lobbed in to the field....I did have gloves on....yeuch! :)

7 Sep, 2015

 

Have a S. sieboldii Dragon, where the leaves are edged in pink.

7 Sep, 2015

 

That sounds great Siris...off to look that one up!

7 Sep, 2015

 

I have added another Sedum to my collection today ... see last photo for details.

8 Sep, 2015

 

Oh yes! Red Cauli is one I have seen a few times but never got my hands on ...yet! It's a fantastic one..the flowers are beautiful and the foliage is so dark. Great choice Shirley!

8 Sep, 2015

 

Karen, it was on sale at so many of the nursery stands, including the Beth Chatto one. Also saw it planted at Wisley. Saw Vicky of Plantagogo too ... pic to follow!

8 Sep, 2015

amy
Amy
 

What a great selection Shirley such lovely autumn colour in the garden :o)

8 Sep, 2015

 

After I saw yours Shirley, I thought...hmmm...I have a space where I removed the black Iris around the Pod...and it's very dry..this is perfect for that spot. I shall look for it this week.

8 Sep, 2015

 

Karen, now that's really strange as not long after we had seen that dark Sedum, we saw a couple of Pods on display and my mind connected the two items!

8 Sep, 2015

 

It is a pretty one, Shirley. Thank you for adding it, gives us an idea of the best ones.

8 Sep, 2015

 

Wow Shirley! :)

8 Sep, 2015

 

How forgetful am I? I actually bought two Sedums at Wisley yesterday ... photo of the other new one about to be added ... doh!

9 Sep, 2015

 

lol...your blog is expanding daily! :)

10 Sep, 2015

 

I know I'm forgetful at times ... but that was ridiculous! :o)

12 Sep, 2015

 

:) not really, just got over excited I expect ;)

12 Sep, 2015

 

Such a tactful comment, Karen! :o)

12 Sep, 2015

 

:) I know what I'm like with plants, and other people on here are nearly as bad as me! lol!

12 Sep, 2015

 

Oh no, you've set me off now. I want! Love your new Red Cauli and Autumn charm :)

12 Sep, 2015

 

I haven't got Red Cauli yet Dawn. I'm off to local nursery tomorrow in search of it!.....while OH is at the Golf ;)

12 Sep, 2015

 

Did you get one Karen? ;)

14 Sep, 2015

 

No Dawn. I weeded instead!

14 Sep, 2015

 

Haha, you're gong for 'immaculate' arent you ;-) Raining all day here today :-(

14 Sep, 2015

 

lol! Its funny how I seem to think I can keep on top of it. Same with the housework. Every time I clean, it just gets dirty! ;)

14 Sep, 2015

 

Ladies, just to say beware of anything buzzing around the Sedums! I was stung by who-knows-what on Saturday and now have a very swollen, throbbing upper arm and am on a course of anti-histamine tabs! No idea what stung me, just felt a shooting pain :o((

14 Sep, 2015

 

Oucha! The bees really do love them. Hope it gets better soon Shirley. Have you ever had a reaction like that before? That was what happened to my Son when he was stung by a Bee as a child. Luckily he hasn't had a repeat, but then he avoids flowers...unsurprisingly.

14 Sep, 2015

 

Karen, I can't say I have ever been stung before! It really was an awful feeling, I went indoors and took my top off, shook it out but nothing flew/crawled out so I'm none the wiser. The Nurse drew a line around the swollen area in black felt tip and I have to watch if the swelling goes beyond that line. Back to see her if it does. :o(

14 Sep, 2015

 

Keep an eye on that red line. I was stung this summer but the bee had a very ineffective sting thank goodness. Some bee stings are incredibly painful.

14 Sep, 2015

 

Morning Karen, from a wet and windy South coast! Just to say the redness is still within the marker line, so it hasn't got any worse overnight. Thank goodness for anti-histamine tablets!

15 Sep, 2015

 

Phew! We actually had a lovely day today. I'm shattered, I've been working all day, really hard work moving stuff, splitting stuff, planting stuff, hauling stuff out etc. Glad you're ok!

15 Sep, 2015

 

Awww shirley?.!what a shame, get well soon. You've been busy then Karen me too, I'm burnt out too. Roll on winter....

15 Sep, 2015

 

So pleased you a decent weather day ... it's just so satisfying to get lots of jobs done outdoors!

Da, just an annoyingly sore arm now. The marker line drawn on by a Nurse washed off in the shower, good job I checked first thing. :o)

15 Sep, 2015

 

I got my new Sedums planted! :))

15 Sep, 2015

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