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Sedum telephium ‘Bon Bon’
Sedum telephium ‘Bon Bon’
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Sedum telephium ‘Bon Bon’

Autumn Stonecrop

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.485.760

A selection from the Netherlands, this produces a low mound of succulent chocolate purple leaves -- one of the darkest forms to date. Small clusters of dusty-rose flowers appear by midsummer, lasting into the autumn before changing into brown seed heads for winter. Blooming is much earlier than most other forms available. Promises to be a first-rate plant for edging sunny borders, in the rock garden or in containers. In very rich soil this selection is inclined to lose its wonderful purple colour, so hold back on the fertilizer if possible. Pinch or prune plants back by half in June if they get floppy. Trim back to the ground in early spring. USPP#18168: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Sedum telephium ‘Bon Bon’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.