February 8, 2023
Sedum Telephium - Purple Emperor

Sedum Telephium - Purple Emperor

Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’ is a deciduous perennial. It is clump-forming by habit. They also call it Orpine Emperor, Sedum purdyi ‘Purple Emperor’, orpine ‘Purple Emperor’. Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’ is a cultivar. Sedum telephium is native to Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. It is part of the Crassulaceae family of plants. It grows to about 50cm or 20in tall.

Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’ produces pale pink clusters of flowers in mid to late summer. The flowers are rosy-pink and are star-shaped. They grow in umbels. The flowers remain attractive at the end of the season and in winter. Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’ is hardy and carefree.

Sedum Telephium - Purple Emperor
Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’

How to grow Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’:

Grow Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’ in the sun. Plant it in fertile and well-drained soil. Cut them back after the flowering season. Watch out for root rot. Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’ is drought-tolerant. It is deer-resistant as well as rabbit-resistant, but attracts, birds, butterflies, and bees. Propagate through division or cuttings from non-flowering stems. Protect it from snails and slugs.

Sedum Telephium - Purple Emperor
Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’
Sedum Telephium - Purple Emperor
Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’

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