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Sedum spectabile (Brilliant Group) 'Brilliant' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Pink in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.1-0.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

ice plant 'Brilliant'

Family

Crassulaceae


Sedum may be annuals or herbaceous or evergreen perennials with succulent stems and leaves and clusters of small, star-shaped flowers in summer or autumn

'Brilliant' is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial to 45cm in height, with thick stems and broadly elliptic, grey-green leaves and flat terminal cymes of dark-centred, bright pink flowers from late summer

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing
  • Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. A drought-tolerant plant

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Loam or Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring. Propagate by softwood cuttings of non-flowering shoots in early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Drought Resistant, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Gravel Garden, Wildlife Gardens or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to maintain shape or leave seedheads overwinter

Pests

May be damaged by slugs, snails and vine weevil

Diseases

May be subject to root rot