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Sedum telephium ‘African Sunset’
Sedum telephium ‘African Sunset’
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Sedum telephium ‘African Sunset’

Autumn Stonecrop

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.485.730

The border varieties of Stonecrop are dependable choices for the late summer and fall garden, offering both foliage interest and a colourful display of flowers. This colourful selection has succulent dark mahogany-red foliage that forms a bushy mound. Clusters of cherry-red flowers are held on branching stems in late summer and autumn. Excellent for cutting. May need staking if grown in rich soil. Clumps may be easily increased by dividing in the spring, every 2 to 3 years. Although often offered under this name, this should be correctly known as ‘African Pearl'.

Further details for
Sedum telephium ‘African Sunset’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   40-50 cm
   16-20 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.