Unique and different, Sedum ussuriense 'Turkish Delight' is a midsized stonecrop. The height ranges from about 20-30cm (8-12") so it fits perfectly into beds of smaller Sedum like Sedum spurium 'Voodoo' with Sedum 'Purple Emperor' as a backdrop.
Sedum ussuriense ‘Turkish Delight’ – it really does resemble the confection Turkish Delight, very apt name!
This new seed grown variety is taller than most of the ground cover Sedum with very rounded leaves, which change color depending on the conditions. In full sun the leaves are deep purple, but in part shade tend to be more green with purple markings.
The blooms are a rich velvety pink colour in early Autumn.
Intermediate in size between the low growing types and taller varieties of border Sedum such as ‘Purple Emperor’ it combines well with all these with its dark green purple veined foliage as well as short varieties such as Sedum spurium 'John Creech.
I'm happy to say it has performed very well in my xeric garden earning a place as a reliable and versatile xeriscape plant.
The back of the leaves are a pale olive green - very striking against the deep purple of the top.
And the crowning glory, the flowers. These are so intricate and delicate, but absolutely stunning in close up. The few bees and other pollinators enjoy this late treat - they don't bloom until mid September, when most other kinds have finished.