Compact, with a low habit, Sedum 'Touchdown Teak' is quite unique with its superior vigor and multiple crowns that don't flop. It boasts glossy blue-green leaves, rose red stems and a vigorous, upright habit. Peachy-pink flowers appear in terminal cymes in the spring, just above the foliage where they provide a beautiful contrast. They are followed by attractive by orange-colored seed heads in late summer.
Vigorous, hardy, carefree, good-looking, with a season of interest lasting more than 6 months from early summer until well into winter, who could resist?
- Easy to grow, this deciduous perennial grows up to 7-10 in. tall (17-25 cm) and 14 in. wide (35 cm) and forms a clump of thick, fleshy foliage topped with flower buds resembling broccoli. Gradually, these densely clustered buds will reveal tiny, star-like pink flowers in mid to late summer.
- Both foliage and dead inflorescences will remain attractive through winter, providing some additional interest.
- Provides color and contrast to beds, borders or rock garden at a time when most plants have stopped blooming. Effective when planted en masse or in groups.
- Best grown in full sun, in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates very light shade and poor soils.
- Flowers are attractive to bees, hummingbirds and butterflies and excellent as cut flowers.
- Drought and heat tolerant once established, it is disease resistant!
- Deer resistant
- Low maintenance, this Sedum forgives neglect!
Members of the genus Hylotelephium, border sedums are essential beauties for the late season garden and deserve a spot in gravel gardens. Undemanding, not aggressive, with fleshy, drought resistant foliage and lovely domed flowerheads packed with a profusion of tiny starry flowers, opening to white, pink or red blossoms in late summer or early fall, they are a popular attraction to butterflies. They look particularly attractive with Asters, Solidago (Ornamental Golden rods), Boltonias and Ornamental Grasses. Standing for months, their faded flowers and seed heads provide a colorful display in late fall and winter, even under snow caps. There are hundreds of Hylotelephium cultivars and hybrids to pick from. Which one will be yours?