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Hylotelephium spectabile

Hylotelephium spectabile
Synonym(s) Sedum spectabile
Common name showy stonecrop; tall sedum
Family crassulaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-9)
Flowers pink (late summer-fall)
Size 2'
Light sun
Cultural notes not fussy
From seed self-seeds in our garden, very occasionally

One of the parents of the popular 'Autumn Joy' sedum, this one has flowers that are a clearer pink, and bloom a few weeks earlier. In our garden, it's also a somewhat larger plant, making an impressive one-foot-tall half-dome of that typical succulent sedum foliage - quite attractive even when not in bloom. A magnet for butterflies and beneficial insects. We've had our oldest one, pictured here, for many years, and every year it gives us two flower colors, lighter pink on one side, deeper pink on the other.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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