Sedum Spectabile Brilliant


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SKU: sedum-spectabile-brilliant Category:
Common Name: Ice Plant
Size: 2-3 litre
Hardiness: H7
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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This plant has won a RHS award

2-3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Flowering Period: August-November
  • Hardiness: H7
  • Eventual Height: 0.1-0.5m
  • Eventual Spread: 0.1-0.5m

Sedum Spectabile Brilliant, also known as ‘Ice Plant’ and holder of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a popular cultivar of the Sedum Spectabile species and is a low-maintenance perennial succulent that is prized for its attractive foliage and showy blooms. It is commonly used in rock gardens, borders, and as a ground cover.

It typically grows to a height and spread of 50 cm and features large, fleshy, blue-green leaves that are arranged in whorls along the stems. The leaves are elongated and slightly curved, giving them a unique texture. In late Summer to early Autumn it produces clusters of star-shaped flowers that are a dark rose pink in colour and are a popular attraction for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.

This Sedum variety is easy to grow and is adaptable to a wide range of soil types, from sandy to clay. It prefers full sun to partial shade and is drought-tolerant, making it ideal for dry or rocky areas. It is also resistant to deer, rabbits, and most pests and diseases.

How to care for your Sedum Spectabile Brilliant

  • Watering: It is drought tolerant and does not require frequent watering. However, during prolonged dry periods, you may need to water it to keep the soil moist.
  • Soil: This plant prefers well-drained soil, but can tolerate a range of soil types. It can also grow in poor or rocky soils.
  • Fertilising: Does not require regular fertilisation. However, you can apply a balanced fertiliser in the Spring to promote healthy growth.
  • Pruning: You can prune back the stems in the Spring to encourage bushier growth. You can also deadhead the spent flower heads to promote additional blooms.
  • Winter care: This plant is hardy and can withstand winter temperatures in most regions. However, in colder climates, it may benefit from a layer of mulch to protect the roots.

Overall, this is a stunning and low maintenance plant that is easy to care for. Its attractive foliage and showy blooms make it a great addition to any garden, and its tolerance for a variety of growing conditions make it a great choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.


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