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Purple Emperor Stonecrop

Sedum 'Purple Emperor'

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Purple Emperor Stonecrop (Sedum 'Purple Emperor') at Tagawa Gardens

Purple Emperor Stonecrop flowers

Purple Emperor Stonecrop flowers

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Purple Emperor Stonecrop (Sedum 'Purple Emperor') at Tagawa Gardens

Purple Emperor Stonecrop in bloom

Purple Emperor Stonecrop in bloom

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Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Autumn Stonecrop, Showy Stonecrop

Description:

An exceptional perennial featuring rich reddish-purple foliage all season long and showy rose-pink flowers that emerge from deep purple buds in late summer; incredibly showy in a mass planting, prefers poor soils and dry conditions

Ornamental Features

Purple Emperor Stonecrop has masses of beautiful clusters of pink flowers at the ends of the stems from late summer to late fall, which emerge from distinctive dark red flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive large succulent round leaves emerge dark green in spring, turning burgundy in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The deep purple stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Purple Emperor Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Purple Emperor Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Purple Emperor Stonecrop will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Bark  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer: Inventory varies seasonally as well as by the hour during busy season. Please call us directly 303-690-4722 or visit us for current availability.


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