Growing guide

How to grow hylotelephium

Hylotelephium (until recently called Sedum) are popular for their late-summer, nectar-rich flowers that are irresistible to butterflies and other pollinators. Whether you grow them in a flower border, wildlife or dry garden, here is all you’ll need to know to get the best results from your plant.

Quick facts

  • Flowers in late summer and autumn
  • Plant in spring or early autumn in free draining soil
  • Easy to grow and flower in full sun 
  • Prevent sprawling stems by cutting them back by half in late May to produce compact plants
  • Extremely hardy, capable of withstanding -20°C (-4°F)
  • Easily propagated from cuttings or division          
  • Plants are herbaceous perennials – the stems dying back to the ground each autumn

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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