Sedum obtusifolium

Starry Pink Blooms for this Garden Star

Rounded robust succulent foliage well spaced up a thick wiry stem are the hallmarks of Sedum obtusifolium.

The leaves are a bright green, sometimes tinged with pink, or with pink edges.

Sedum obtusifolium growing happily with other species...

Clouds of pale pink star like blooms almost cover the plant in July.

There are several cultivated varieties, but the species itself is well worth growing.

Well behaved and not assertive, this is another one that lends itself to those special showcased planting schemes, such as the top of a rock wall, trough garden or hypertufa containers.

With a little height, up to 20cm (8") tall when happy, this makes the perfect backdrop for the lower growing tiny types of Sedum, such as Sedum pluricaule, Sedum niveum and Sedum griffithsii.

Sedum obtusifolium is lovely planted with lower growing Sempervivum arachnoideum (the cobweb types) and other small species and varieties and with similar requirements. It also combines well with similar sized varieties of Sedum such as Sedum ussuriense ‘Turkish Delight’ and Sedum ‘Vera Jameson’.

Sometimes this plant is also known as Phedimus obtusifolius.

Close up of the incredibly intricate and fascinating flower of Sedum obtusifolium...


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