General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Plant Height: 12 to 16 inches
Plant Spread: 18 to 26 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Purple/black
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Self
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Child plants: one child plant

Common names
  • Stonecrop
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Hylotelephium telephium subsp. telephium
  • Synonym: Sedum telephium
Also sold as:
  • Washfield Ruby
  • Washfield Purple

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  • Posted by stilldew (Southeast NE - Zone 5b) on Aug 23, 2017 7:57 PM concerning plant:
    This tall Stonecrop does best with some support added early in the season that will allow the plant to grow through it.
  • Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 14, 2013 11:23 AM concerning plant:
    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.
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Oct 17, 2011 8:57 AM concerning plant:
    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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