Also known as
Sedum, Showy Stonecrop, Butterfly Stonecrop, Ice plant
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5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Ice Plant Overview
Hylotelephium spectabile is a long-lived, herbaceous perennial plant from the Crassulaceae family. It is grown for both the foliage and flowers. Leaves are blue-green in colour, with scalloped edges. This compact, mound-forming perennial, typically grows to around 45cm in height, it produces fleshy, blue-green leaves and attractive flowers, popular with bees. Small, starry, pink flowers are produced from summer-autumn, in flat clusters measuring up to 15cm across. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. Many cultivars have been developed from this species for garden use. Grow this hardy plant in full sun, in well-draining soil.
How to propagate Ice Plant
Or you can grow from seed sown in autumn or spring.
Special features of Ice Plant
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Ice Plant
Rock garden, border, walls, ground cover summer/autumn interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.
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