Below are all of the Sedums we grow all in one place alongside their desriptions. I’ve arranged them approximately from small to large
Sedun hidakanum is a small creeping species with little rounded dove grey leaves with a pink flush all on short arching stems. In autumn these are completely obscured by the mass of pale pink starry flowers. A real winner for the rock garden. Non invasive
Sedum telephium subsp. ruprechtii. Of the Autumn flowering sedums for the herbaceous border, this one is quite distinctive. It is an unusual but very attractive combination of compact deep glaucous foliage with dense heads of creamy lime green flowers. Dependent on conditions, the stems can colour a pinky red, a colour that can be echoed on the foliage. 30cm tall Best grown in a sunny position
Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’ is a superb Sedum with smoky beetroot coloured foliage. Spotted by Graham Gough of Marchants Nursery in his parent’s garden in East Sussex. Bees adore this plant, spending weeks visiting the mass of rosy pink flowers stary flowers. It has a compact habit, growing 35-50cm tall, flowering in July to September. Lovely as a foliage plant or to observe the insects that are drwn to the flowers – this year we had the pleasure of watching hornets (native) hunting bees over our sedums. They take time selecting a victim and once they pounce they wrestle it until they can bite it behind the head, flying off with the bee held facing forward.
Sedum erythrostictum ‘Frosty Morn’ This lovely variety has blue green leaves with wavy edges that are variegated creamy white, possibly a better match for the pinky white flowers than in yellow variegated varieties. Quite a classy variety. Flowers are born in late summer and are much loved by butterflies and bees. Sun. 45cm
Sedum erythrostictum ‘Mediovariegatum’. ( Sedum alboroseum ‘Medio-Variegatum’ ) The beautiful variably, medially golden variegated leaves make a striking clump and a perfect foil for the pink-eyed starry white flowers. Tends to produce a greater number of thinner stems than some of the Sedum spectabile hybrids. Excellent for butterflies. 60cm. Full sun
- Sedum ‘Munstead Dark Red’ is a beautiful compact growing sedum originally seleted by Gertrude Jekyll from the garden at Munstead Wood. Dense head of deep red-maroon flowers and glaucous foliage that tinges purple.Plants are relatively short. Thought originally to be seletion of our native Orpine – Sedum telephium. height 45cm Excellent nectar source for butterflies
- Sedum ‘Indian Chief’ (Herbstfreude Group) A strong growing sedum with extra large dark pink-red flower heads. This is the classic Autumn flowering sedum. Originally sold as a larger clone of ‘Autumn Joy’ (‘Herbstfreude’), less prone to splitting apart than the type, it is now sometimes included within the cultivar description of ‘Autumn Joy’. A magnet to butterflies in early Autumn. 60 cm tall. Sunny position in any soil
Sedum ‘Joyce Henderson’ has strong upright growth combine with glaucous foliage and large heads of pale pink flowers, making a very desirable pretty sedum. She is quite similar to ‘Matrona’ in many ways but paler in the flower and less coloured in the leaf. 60cm A magnet to butterflies in early Autumn.