Stonecrop (Hylotelephium telephium subsp. telephium 'Purple Emperor')

Botanical names:
Hylotelephium telephium subsp. telephium Accepted
Sedum telephium Synonym

Also sold as:
Washfield Ruby
Washfield Purple

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Cactus/Succulent
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 12 to 16 inches
Plant Spread: 18 to 26 inches
Leaves: Other: Purple/black
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Summer
Fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Pollinators: Self
Flies
Bees
Child plants: one child plant

September 22, 2010

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Sempervivum and Sedum are the cornerstone genera of hardy succulents, so let's have a look at the most popular of these fun plants.

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September 22, 2010
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Location: Dover, Pa. Date: Early Spring Middle of MarchPurple Emporer emerging
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-03-03
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Location: Manitoba, CanadaDate: 2016-08-19
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2013-08-21
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Location: My garden in Kalama, Wa. Zone 8Date: 2013-08-02
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Location: Lincoln NE zone 5Date: 2017-08-23
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Location: Iowa
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Location: IowaDate: 2018-08-12
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Location: Allentown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-08-15
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Location: Manitoba, CanadaDate: 2014-08-14
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-07-11
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Date: 2018-08-11
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Location: my garden, Arvada, ColoradoDate: 2011-08-26
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Location: Sun Z6aDate: 2011-08-29Top view
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2013-08-21
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2013-08-30
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Comments:
Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 14, 2013 11:23 AM

The sunnier the spot where you plant it, the deeper the color of the foliage will be. Also, Purple Emperor emerges lighter colored and deepens in color as it grows.

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Posted by stilldew (Southeast NE - Zone 5b) on Aug 23, 2017 7:57 PM

This tall Stonecrop does best with some support added early in the season that will allow the plant to grow through it.

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Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Oct 17, 2011 8:57 AM

introduced by the former Washfield Nursery in England, originated in the Sussex garden of the parents of former co-owner Graham Gough.

Awarded the prestigious Outstanding Perennial Plant Award from the International Hardy Plant Union.

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