Sedum 'José Aubergine'
Sedum 'José Aubergine'
Sedum 'José Aubergine'
Sedum 'José Aubergine'
Sedum 'José Aubergine'
Sedum 'José Aubergine'
Sedum 'José Aubergine'
Sedum 'José Aubergine'

Sedum 'José Aubergine'

"Ice plant"

Sedum 'José Aubergine'

1 bare root — £5.95

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Description

Your summer flowers will really pop when they’re next to this dark delight, Sedum 'José Aubergine'. Of course, those fleshy aubergine-coloured leaves coupled with rosy-pink blooms in late summer is a beautiful sight in its own right, but with colour interest provided by its foliage from the beginning to the end of summer, it also works so perfectly as a plant to pair and contrast with others. Sun-loving, drought-tolerant Sedum 'José Aubergine' syn. Hylotelephium 'José Aubergine' combines well with plants which enjoy the same conditions, such as Salvia, hardy geraniums and Iris. Just watch as neighbouring summer flowers come and go around this sedum and enjoy how this dark backdrop brings out their vibrancy! 

Known for being low maintenance, unfussy, resilient and easy to grow, ice plants like this are always well worth their space in a sunny border. Once settled in, this succulent plant barely ever requires watering and the strong stems are typically self-supporting. Sedum 'José Aubergine' is a pollinator-magnet so if you’re gardening with the hope of helping the bees and butterflies, this perennial will definitely draw them in with its generous platters of nectar-rich blooms. 

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Drought tolerant

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Sedum 'José Aubergine' syn.
    Hylotelephium 'José Aubergine'

  • Flower colour

    Purple, Red

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Purple, bronze

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Dry
    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    Harmful if eaten
    Skin/eyes irritant

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Soak the Sedum 'José Aubergine' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting

    • Plant your "Ice plant" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed. Some varieties are a length of root which should be planted lengthways and shallowly (1-2cm deep).

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed until 29 February 2025
    You can expect your order in February/March 2025

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
    You can expect your order in March/April 2025

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2025
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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