Hylotelephium telephium ‘Autumn Fire’: Midsummer-men


Hylotelephium telephium [Orpine, Livelong, Frog’s-stomach, Harping Johnny, Life-everlasting, Live-forever, Midsummer-men, Orphan John, Witch’s Moneybags] is succulent perennial groundcover of the family Crassulaceae native to Eurasia. The flowers are held in dense heads and can be reddish or yellowish-white. A number of cultivars, often with purplish leaves, are grown in gardens as well as hybrids between this species and the related Hylotelephium spectabile [Iceplant], especially the popular Sedum ‘Herbstfreude’ [‘Autumn Joy’].

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Hylotelephium telephium ‘Autumn Fire’ is variety of fall blooming upright Hylotelephium telephium [garden Sedum] considered by many to be an improvement on the variety Hylotelephium telephium ‘Autumn Joy’. Forms sturdy clumps of heat tolerant foliage 18-24 inches tall that bloom with large clusters of dusky-pink flowers in Autumn. Very Hardy.

Photos: Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, Callaway Gardens, GA.[20130901]

Source: Wikipedia, sedumphotos.net


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