Sedum telephium ‘Postman’s Pride’
POSTMAN’S PRIDE SEDUM
Sedum telephium ‘Postman’s Pride’ is prized for both foliage and flower colour.
Not permitted for entry to WA
Rich colours in both foliage & flowers
The foliage is a treat, with deep bluish-purple succulent leaves.
While the autumn flowers are rich pinkish-purple gems.
Compact nugget of a plant that does not flop
And all are borne on a compact, bushy, nugget of a plant.
So no problems with flopping and sprawling. Instead it gives great value from summer and autumn flower heads and decorative blue-purple succulent foliage all year round.
Dry hardy darlings of Australian gardens
Sedum telephium ‘Postman’s Pride’ 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 vivid purple red, they become even deeper and richer in colour as they mature over summer and autumn, and finally become deep tan.
Good cut flowers for vases
Plus the domed flower heads also provide lovely cut flowers at all stages.
Food for bees, birds & pollinators
Sedum flowers are rich in nectar and pollen, and intoxicatingly attractive to bees, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators. And the autumn blooming period provides much needed sustenance for bees and useful insects preparing themselves for 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).
Drought & heat hardy
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 in sandy conditions.
Though Sedums are not fussy about soil type, but their position must be well drained.
So they are particularly suitable for sandy, poor or rocky soils, and seaside gardens.
45cm. High in autumn flowers x 45cm. Wide clump of decorative coloured foliage.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Sow seeds of Sedum telephium ‘Postman’s Pride’ at any time of year in punnets indoors.
INDOORS: Sow seed in punnets 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.
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: 15 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
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