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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Sedum decumbens Sedum telephium
Hylotelephium are succulent perennials with heads of small star-shaped flowers in summer to autumn. They are sometimes included within the genus Sedum
H. telephium is a clump-forming, deciduous perennial with erect, pale green stems bearing fleshy, grey-green leaves. Small, dark pink, star-shaped flowers are produced in dense clusters in late summer and early autumn
Toxicity May cause mild stomach upset if eaten, contact with sap may irritate skin
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilLoam, Sand, Chalk
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun
Propagate by division in spring or by softwood cuttings of non-flowering shoots in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds Banks and Slopes Low Maintenance
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Wildlife Gardens Coastal
Pruning Cut back after flowering to maintain shape or leave seedheads overwinter
Pests Generally pest free
May be subject to fungal and bacterial crown rot and root rots
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