Sedum telephium (Atropurpureum Group) 'Purple Emperor'
orpine 'Purple Emperor'
'Purple Emperor' is a compact, clump-forming deciduous perennial to 50cm tall, with broad, deep purple leaves on dark red stems, and rounded clusters of small, pale purplish-pink flowers in late summer
SynonymsSedum telephium (Atropurpureum Group) 'Purple Emperor'
Sedum 'Purple Emperor'
see moreSedum 'Washfield Purple'
Sedum purdyi 'Purple Emperor'
Hylotelephium 'Washfield Purple'
Sedum telephium Washfield purple selection
Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Native to the UK
Hylotelephium are succulent perennials with heads of small star-shaped flowers in summer to autumn. They are sometimes included within the genus Sedum
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. A drought-tolerant plant
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Gravel garden
- Patio and container plants
- Cottage and informal garden
- Flower borders and beds
- Garden edging
Cut back after flowering to maintain shape or leave seedheads overwinter
May be subject to root rot
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