Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’ is also known as Orpine Emperor, Sedum purdyi ‘Purple Emperor’, orpine ‘Purple Emperor’ and belongs to the Crassulaceae family of plants. It is a deciduous perennial which is also clump-forming by habit.
Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’ likes the sun. Plant it in fertile and well-drained soil. Sedum telephium ‘Purple Emperor’ produces pale pink clusters of flowers in mid to late summer. It can grow to about 50 cm or 2ft. You can propagate through division or cuttings from non-flowering stems. Protect it from snails and slugs.
You can cut them back after the flowering season. Watch out for root rot. It is a drought-tolerant plant, it is hardy and carefree. The flowers are rosy-pink and are star-shaped and formed together like an umbrella. It is even attractive when it is dead in the colder seasons. It is also deer-resistant as well as rabbit-resistant, but attracts, birds, butterflies and bees.