Sedum (hylotelephium) TOUCHDOWN™ 'Teak'

Sedum (hylotelephium)
Sedum (hylotelephium) TOUCHDOWN™ 'Teak'
orpine, ice plant
SIZE/TYPE mid-sized perennial
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES burgundy red
COLOUR OF FLOWERS ++multicolored:cream and pink and deep red
BLOOMING TIME August - September
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
Summer blooms
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TOUCHDOWN™ is an excellent orpine series developed at TerraNova® Nurseries in Oregon, USA. It comprises of compact and not very tall varieties of excellent vigour and dark leaves or flowers. TOUCHDOWN™ Teak was bred by Janet N.Egger an patented as PP26078 in 2015.

TOUCHDOWN™ Teak orpine will instantly catch your attention when passing by a bed with many orpine varieties. It has such a rich purple brown colour of leaves that remains deep and vibrant from spring till autumn. They are not very large - about 5-6 cm long, oval, deciduous. Flowers are produced atop 30-40 cm tall stems in late summer, usually from late August. They form umbrella-shaped, rather small inflorescence but in such profusion that the whole plant is covered with them. Individual flowers are star-shaped, and a mixture of beige, pink, red and pale burgundy red. Small seedpods are produced quickly after the flowers have faded, and show a very dark garnet red colour while the plant keeps on flowering from younger heads. Fertility is low and this orpine cannot self seed much.

Orpines are perfect plants for autumn borders. They add extra colour on an architecturally interesting plant. These perennials are easy to grow, they will like almost any well-drained soil, they do well in rockeries and outdoor pots (without saucer). Cut them back in early spring but be careful not to damage young buds at the ground. Let them dry out before next watering - excess water brings a danger of fungi diseases. Fully hardy to min. -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 29-12-2016

Sedum (hylotelephium)
Sedum (hylotelephium)
Sedum (hylotelephium)
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
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  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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