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Sedum telephium

‘Emperor’s Waves’



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Sedum telephium ‘Emperor’s Waves’

Sedum telephium ‘Emperor’s Waves’ is a little beauty in the so very useful and versatile Sedum family.
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Large heads on a compact nuggety plant

‘Emperor’s Waves’ bears large deep red heads, but on a compact, nuggety plant.
So no problems with flopping and sprawling. Instead it gives great value from summer and autumn flower heads and decorative blue-green succulent foliage all year round.

Dry hardy darlings of Australian gardens

Sedum telephium ‘Emperor’s Waves’ thrives in hot and dry conditions, so no wonder that Sedums have become the fashionable darlings in Australian gardens.
Plant in Full Sun or in decorative containers, and prepare for a full year of value from flowers, attractive foliage and architectural shape.
Because while the flower heads open rich red, they become even deeper and richer in colour as they mature over summer and autumn, and finally become rich deep tan.
Plus the domed flower heads also provides lovely cut flowers at all stages.

Food for bees, birds & pollinators

Sedum flowers are rich in nectar and pollen, and are intoxicatingly attractive to bees, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators. And the autumn blooming period provides much needed sustenance for bees and useful insects preparing for themselves winter.
You can also leave the seed heads to dry over winter to provide cold weather fodder for seed eating birds, as well as providing textural winter interest in the garden.

So easy to grow & keep

Sedums are the ultimate “no-water / no work” plants (of course there is no such thing unless they are plastic plants, but Sedums come very close).
Because Sedums are particularly drought & heat hardy once they are established and great water savers with their ability to withstand periods of dry and utilize available water efficiently. Plus they are robustly frost hardy, and actually do their best on poorer, less fertile soils, including sandy conditions.
So Sedums are not fussy about soil type, but their position must be well drained. They are particularly suitable for sandy, poor or rocky soils, and seaside gardens.

45cm. High in flower x 45cm. Wide clump of decorative coloured foliage.


Sow seeds of Sedum telephium ‘Emperor’s Waves’ at any time of year in punnets indoors.

Sow indoors for quick plants: First sow the seeds in a punnet on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Now gently press the seed to the surface of the mix to ensure good contact.
Then barely cover with sieved mix/ sand/grit. Because these seeds need light to germinate.

Sowing Tip for Sedum seeds: Sedums produce very fine seed (almost dust like). So it is much easier to sow if you first open the bag of seeds, then drop in some fine sieved seed sowing mix.
Then shake well within the bag, and sow the entire bag contents.
You will therefore collect up all the fine seed, and sow it more evenly as it is mixed with the fine sieved mix.

Now place the sown, moist punnet in a warm, well-lit place (not in direct sun).
Continue to keep moist.

Temperatures of 20-25°C approx. are ideal for rapid and optimum germination.

Seedlings emerge in approx. 10-30 days.

Seed Count: 10 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).

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