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Sedum 'Bertram Anderson' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Red in Autumn

Foliage

Grey/Silver and Purple in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

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

stonecrop 'Bertram Anderson'

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

'Bertram Anderson' is a bushy herbaceous perennial to 20cm in height, with rounded, fleshy, purplish-grey leaves and heads of rosy-red flowers in early autumn

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-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
  • Chalk, Loam or Sand

Propagation

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

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging, Gravel Garden, Patio/Container Plants, Rock Garden or Wildlife Gardens


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to maintain shape or leave seedheads overwinter

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to fungal and bacterial crown rot and roots rots