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Commonly known as Stonecrop
Genus of about 485 species of usually succulent annuals and evergreen, semi-evergreen or deciduous biennials, perennials, subshrubs and shrubs. Widely distributed, they are found mostly in mountains in the northern hemisphere but some in arid regions of South America. Now celebrated (or not) by their new name Hylotelephium.
Stonecrops are very variable and most have fleshy leaves and star-shaped flowers.
Some species are valuable wildlife plants attracting butterflies, bees and other insects.
There are 6 species regarded as UK natives including S. telephium (Orpine), S. acre, common throughout Britain and S. anglicum (English stonecrop) from rocks, dunes and shingle western coasts of England, Scotland and Ireland.
Alpine or rock plantThese plants prefer well drained soil and are generally dwarf in habit.
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Full sunVigorous species tolerate light shade
Additional FeaturesGood to knowLarger herbaceous species should be diveded every 3 or 4 years to improve floweringPests & DiseasesSlugs, snails,vine weevils, crown and root rotsPlace of originMainly in mountains of northern hemisphere
Garden Location/ConditionsRockery (inc alpine)
Soil ConditionsNeutral to alkaline soilWell drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
WildlifeBee friendlyButterfly friendlyRabbit Resistant
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Overpotting Problems - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of SEDUM
pinkish white flowers with variegated leaves
dark foliage with light pink flowers
bushy compact plant with red flowers and dark, almost black foliage. A most impressive new introduction
(syn. Hylotelephium 'Red Cauli'). Dark red stems and bright pink flowers ageing to dark red
silver grey succulent leaves and yellow flowers
deep pink flowers