Se­dums that last all year

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Growing -

Most Hy­lotele­phium are the stars of au­tumn, but some have four-sea­son ap­peal. Their clus­tered flower buds are in­ter­est­ing long be­fore they open. Many have colour­ful fo­liage. Even af­ter flow­er­ing, its dry­ing heads keep it look­ing at­trac­tive through win­ter. H. spectabile Pur­ple Em­peror and H. tele­phium ssp max­i­mum Atrop­ur­pureum start off with pur­pletinged blue-grey fo­liage in spring. By sum­mer-au­tumn, fo­liage is a deep pur­ple to red­dish-pur­ple.

They fin­ish with rosy pink flow­ers in au­tumn.

H. spectabile Pur­ple Em­peror

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