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Sedum ‘Jose Aubergine’ (Stonecrop)

Stonecrop 'Jose Aubergine', Orpine 'Jose Aubergine', Sedum 'Jos̩ Aubergine'

Sedum 'Jose Aubergine', Stonecrop 'Jose Aubergine', Orpine 'Jose Aubergine'

Long-lived and drought tolerant, Sedum ‘Jose Aubergine’ is a lovely sight in the landscape with its masses of deep, dusky pink flowers, densely packed in large umbrella-shaped flower heads, and showing off atop dark purple stems clad with deep, rich aubergine, fleshy leaves. 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? Resulting from a cross between ‘Purple Emperor’ and ‘Linda Rodney’, ‘Jose Aubergine’ grows strong and upright without flopping over.

  • Easy to grow, this standout semi-upright perennial forms a clump of thick, fleshy dusky purple foliage, 18-24 in. tall and wide (45-60 cm), topped with flower buds resembling broccoli. Gradually, these densely clustered buds will reveal tiny, star-like pink flowers in midsummer, which will softly change to mauve-pink, then chestnut-bronze in fall as they die. Both foliage and dead inflorescences will remain attractive through winter, providing some additional interest.
  • Provides color and contrast to bedsborders, or rock gardens at a time when most plants have stopped blooming. Effective when planted en masse or in groups.
  • Best grown in full sun, in averagedry to medium moisturewell-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?

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Crassulaceae
Genus Sedum
Common names Sedum, Stonecrop
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil, Clay Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Sedum ‘Angelinas Teacup’ (SunSparkler Series)
Sedum ‘Dream Dazzler’ (SunSparkler Series)
Sedum tetractinum (Chinese Stonecrop)
Sedum pachyclados (Gray Stonecrop)
Sedum populifolium (Showy Stonecrop)
Sedum makinoi ‘Ogon’ (Golden Japanese Stonecrop)

Recommended Companion Plants

Deschampsia cespitosa (Tufted Hair Grass)
Stipa calamagrostis (Spear Grass)
Molinia caerulea subsp. arundinacea (Moor Grass)
Helictotrichon sempervirens (Blue Oat Grass)
Stipa tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass)
Allium sphaerocephalon (Drumstick Allium)
Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)
Hakonechloa macra (Hakone Grass)

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Crassulaceae
Genus Sedum
Common names Sedum, Stonecrop
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 18" - 24"
(50cm - 60cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil, Clay Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow
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Do I Need?
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