Sedum 'Xenox'
Sedum 'Xenox'
Sedum 'Xenox'
Sedum 'Xenox'
Sedum 'Xenox'
Sedum 'Xenox'
Sedum 'Xenox'
Sedum 'Xenox'
Sedum 'Xenox'

Sedum 'Xenox'

"Stonecrop"

Sedum 'Xenox'

1 bare root — £2.98

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Description

Sedum 'Xenox' has several striking features: the leaves and flower stems are an unusual but highly attractive purple-brown shade, which beautifully sets off the dusky pink flowers, which darken as they mature. It creates a neat mound that looks good all season—from when it first develops its shape in late spring and early summer, right through to when it is cut back in late winter in readiness for the next year’s new growth.

Bred in The Netherlands almost 20 years ago, Sedum 'Xenox' is ideal for the front of a border in full sun or part-shade. It makes a good subject for a patio pot, too. It’s a great choice for attracting bees and butterflies. The only word of caution is that this Sedum (and in fact all Sedums) dislikes over-wet soil.

The heads may be left on the plants for winter interest or, if you enjoy flower arranging, you may cut the flowers (either when in full colour, or when dried at the end of the season), for indoor decoration.

Hylotelephium telephium (Atropurpureum Group) 'Xenox'ᴾᴮᴿ is considered such a good plant, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) have awarded it a coveted Award of Garden Merit.

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

    Hylotelephium telephium 'Xenox'

  • Flower colour

    Pink

  • 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

  • RHS Award (AGM)

    Yes

  • 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 your Sedum 'Xenox' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting.

    • Plant your "Stonecrop" 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.

    • 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 before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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