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Dark Red Sedum

chickychicky Posts: 10,400

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



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,359

    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

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353

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

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,400

    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?

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,441

    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.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,441

    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.

  • 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: 17,441


     This is Sedum chocolate between dianthus and Sedum, Autumn joy



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


  • chickychicky Posts: 10,400
    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
  • 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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