Dark Red Sedum

chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,285

I would like to add a dark red sedum to my borders - does anyone know a good one?

Have some pink ones that are doing well, so I think they like my conditionsimage

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,999

    Hi chicky

    I can't remember ever seeing a red. Purple Emperor adds a lovely deep colour with its leaves but still has pink flowers

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 24,622

    That's the one I thought of nut. I think all of them have pinky flowers but that one has lovely dark stems. image

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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,285

    Thanks both - will look it up.  Do you know if all sedums come easily from cuttings?  Ie can i get away with buying just one plant and then propagating enough for a clump myself?

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,490

    Dead easy from Irishman cuttings in spring. Just sever a new shoot with a bit of root attached and pot into gritty compost. I have a couple of dark leaved forms, but as nut says, they have pink flowers.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,490

    Sedum "chocolate" has dark leaves and red flowers but its a bit lax. I have it propped between another  sedum  (autumn joy I think)and some dianthus. I'll take a photo later.

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  • Try hardTry hard Posts: 25

    I bought Sedum Hot Stuff, deep pink and shorter, bought from Hayloft last year as small plants and this year they have come on great, having had others that are large and floppy, this one doesn't need any support at all. Tomorrow I'll post a photo (that's if it's not raining) if that's any help

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,490

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     This is Sedum chocolate between dianthus and Sedum, Autumn joy

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    Sedum Mr Goodbud. Green leaves but the heads colour up early.

     

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  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 8,285
    Thanks for the pics Fidget - love that chocolate, will have to have a think if there is anything i could plant it up against to act as props. image
    We did not inherit the earth from our grandparents.  We’re borrowing it from our children.
  • A vote for Purple Emperor from me - I have used it a lot recently, and it looks fab, especially with echinacea and verbena bonariensis!
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