Sedum spathulifolium Purpureum

 

Purple spoon-leaved stonecrop. Mat forming, evergreen, perennial with branching, fleshy stems bearing terminal rosettes of brittle, spoon-shaped, silvery, reddish purple-flushed, mid-green leaves and flat clusters of short-stemmed, star-shaped, bright yellow flowers in summer.

 

 

Plant in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. Will grow in sandy, hot and sunny places.

 

General Alpine Planting and care

  • Water the Alpine thoroughly and allow to drain fully
  • If the Alpine is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Remove the pot gently, if the tree is well rooted cut off the pot
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well
  • Water the Alpine and area thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring