Sedum telephium (Hylotelephium) 'Olek 8' GLOBE PURPLE

Sedum telephium (Hylotelephium) 'Olek 8'
Sedum telephium (Hylotelephium) 'Olek 8' GLOBE PURPLE
SIZE/TYPE low perennial
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.4m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES ++multicoloured:green and burgundy red and brown
COLOUR OF FLOWERS +multicolored:lilac and pink
BLOOMING TIME August - September
LOCATION full sun
SOIL TYPE any (acidic to alkaline)
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS dry and sharply drained (xeriscape)
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
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Stonecrops (ice plants) are variable and usually very tough perennials popular for their zero requirements for water and maintenance. Most of our C.E. cultivated hardy species and varieties are best grown in xeriscape conditions and offer a good range of foliage and flower colours. In order to separate the taller ones with stems from the groundcovering species, botanists and growers prefer to use hylotelephium for the taller ones.

Globe is a stonecrop series developed by Henricus Maria Joseph Holtmaat from AB Cultivars in the Netherlands. All plants from the series are characterized by a neat, globular to dome-shaped habit and low growth. GLOBE PURPLE bears pale purple pink, star-shaped, melliferous flowers which open from smokey pink buds on the background of dark foliage. Flowering begins in late August and lasts for 4-6 weeks and as the flowers become dry they remain attractive till the first soft rime. The leaves deciduous, shortly lance-shaped to narrowly ovate, dusky purple with brown hues on insolated parts and dark green inside the tuft. This is a hylotelephium with upright, fleshy stems that benefit from pinching and fertilizing some time in mid-June to achieve a dense habit of a uniformly rounded shape.

As every upright sedum it looks best planted in a mass or at least three plants together for a richer display of its flowers. Flowers provide excellent food for bees, especially in autumn when there is not much nectar in the landscape.

Stonecrops are perfect plants for autumn borders. They provide an extra colour on plant of architectural value. These perennials are easy to grow, they will like almost any well-drained soil, they do well in rockeries and outdoor pots (without a saucer). Cut them back in early spring but be careful not to damage young buds at the ground which are frequently formed yet before winter and overwinter until springtime. 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 16-08-2023

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.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • 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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