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.
Height: 17cm 7"
Spread 15cm 6"
USDA Zone 4
CFIA Zone 5A
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.
Whether you're seeking the odd and unusual, or something reliable and classic, this list will give you some great choices; click on the plant:
As backbone plants for many xeric gardens, these taller varieties and species of Sedum are perfect for adding structure and dimension. Their rounded forms and upright stems make great backdrops for other softer textured plants in drifts.
Here are some of my favorite Sedum for Borders:
Sedum Red Leather
Looking for smaller varieties and species? Go to the main Sedum page.
Xeriscaping and xeric gardens are made for these tough and resilient plants, along with many other xeric plants. Combined in borders, containers and rock retaining walls, the flexibility and textures of these valuable plants are infinite.