Superstar sedums

Tall , upright , border varieties of Sedums which provide late summer colour with their lovely evergreen foliage in a mixture of vibrant colours, topped by a pretty haze of star-shaped flowers.

These taller Sedums behave like perennials, storing their energy over winter in their thickened fleshy roots underground. Some grow up to 50cm high, others barely 20 cm for the front of border / edgeing (such as our Mini-Joy ,  BlueBerry Superstars and our Magic Superstars) – varieties in flowering colours ranging from cream to cerise, purple and even red in single and multicolours. These look great in the garden or in pots, troughs, hanging baskets – in fact they are THE best plants equipped to survive forgetful watering, windy dry locations and poor, thin soil with little nutrition. They are tough survivors, just don’t plant in a wet, shady place and they will thrive and impress for decades to come.

SEDUMSHACK grows and sells these in many leaf shades of green, copper, dusky mauve, and dark purple …and the many hues and colours in-between as the seasons progress…. there’s rarely a dull moment with these garden succulents when they are in growth (spring>autumn).

hylotelephium
hylotelephium

Rooted into 2.5cm wide net-plugs, they can be planted almost anywhere in just a few seconds. They grow rapidly from Spring to Frosty Autumn. Their dried flower-heads add interest into Winter when left intact. In colder climates, they will die back to a rosette at ground level in winter.

hylotelephium flowering
flowering hylotlelephium

These taller Sedums behave like perennials, storing their energy over winter in their thickened fleshy roots underground. They grow up to 50cm high – varieties in flowering colours ranging from cream to cerise, purple and even red in single and multicolours. These look great in the garden or in pots, troughs, hanging baskets – in fact they are THE best plants equipped to survive forgetful watering, windy dry locations and poor, thin soil with little nutrition. They are tough survivors, just don’t plant in a wet, shady place and they will thrive and impress for decades to come.

Hylotelephiums

These SuperStar Sedums are now further categorised as HYLOTELEPHIUMS. Our flagship plant is a compact version of the World-Famous ‘Autumn Joy’ – named MINI-JOY – it is a shorter, more compact and colourful plant which flowers early and more densely, a useful eye-catcher – it needs no ‘Chelsea chop’ like taller ones do. Plant these with Groundcovering, Creeping and Rambling Sedums for an amazing display of Hardy, Drought-Tolerant Garden Succulents for year long interest with very little hassle.

 

superstar hylotelephium
a variegated hylotelephium

There are many different sizes, and flavours of hylotelephiums…we sell most of them in our SHOP

sedum hylotelephium superstar bees wildlife nature
sedum hylotelephium superstar bees wildlife

Sedum Telephium and SedumSpectabile and the many crosses in between…in many colours , shapes, leaf forms, heights, widths, and flowering times….there’s hundreds of fantastic flowering border Sedums and we have most of them at SedumShack.
We sell 7 or 14 superstar sedum plants, well rooted in small plugs to make planting easy…enjoy some of natures finest flowering plants in your garden for many years – these plants are almost indestructible and need just a sunny, ‘not-wet’ location with poor, thin soil.  Yes…they dislike pampering…and where the water doesn’t go…the weeds don’t grow….so these succulents hold their own and succeed in most gardens…rewarding you each Autumn with wonderful , colour changing flowers that stand into winter and look great, even under snow and ice!!!

However, as they go to sleep over Winter we feel we should try to show you what will be delivered according to the time of year you receive your plants….
A year in the life of a Superstar Hylotelephium (Sedum)
Spring
(Mar-Apr-May)
New growth will. slowly arise from the winter buds above the crown (above the roots). The roots drive this growth, hence the need for an established plant to be able to provide a full sized plant with many shoots. This takes time – 3, 4 or even 5 years for the plant to attain near-to-full size in its glory … Our plugs will be well rooted and with numerous buds showing. By may these will have started growing rapidly and they may be 5-10cm long

Summer(Jun-Jul-Aug)
June plug plants will be fresh and tender, but by august the stems will have hardened, lower leaves will have fallen and flower buds will be showing or forming9depending on the variety)

Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov)
The finest time for Superstars but as plugs they are looking tattered and worn. Growing these closely in trays with little air, and keeping as dry as possible always makes our plants look a little tired and brittle by september. We really dont have much nursery space to treat each plant to all it needs …so we probably will have cut these back to just a healthy, well rooted plug plant showing buds and this years stem bases left on to help protect next years buds in transit.

Winter (Dec-Jan-Feb)
These Perennial plants die back over the winter, emerging again in the spring as a tight clump of succulent leaves. Plugs supplied to you in Winter will show roots, and buds for the coming year.

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