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Commonly known as Orpine
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Leaves to 8cm (3in) long.
Shades of pink All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
Herbaceous Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Clump-forming rhizomatous perennial with erect, unbranched stems. Produces dense axillary and terminal flower clusters to 12cm (5in) across.
Very hardy Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
Harmful if eaten These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
May cause skin allergy or irritant Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
Good to know - Orpine. syn. Hylotelephium erythrostictum, S. telephium. Butterfly, bee and hoverfly plant
Pests & Diseases
slugs, snails, vine weevils, crown and root rots
Place of origin
Europe, Russia (Siberia), China, Japan
Neutral to alkaline soil
Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
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