• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Hylotelephium Herbstfreude Group

  • Synonyms Sedum Herbstfreude Group

  • Family Crassulaceae

  • Genus Hylotelephium are succulent perennials with heads of small star-shaped flowers in summer to autumn. They are sometimes included within the genus Sedum

  • Details Herbstfreude Group are herbaceous perennials to around 60cm tall and wide characterised by succulent, greyish-green leaves topped with broad, flattened heads of tiny star-shaped flowers, pink in summer and taking on darker colours with age, often turning a coppery-red in autumn

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Toxicity May cause mild stomach upset if eaten, contact with sap may irritate skin

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H7

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed or Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun

Propagation 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 City & Courtyard Gardens Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Cut back after flowering to maintain shape or leave seedheads to overwinter

Pests Generally trouble free

Diseases May be subject to fungal and bacterial crown rot and root rots

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