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Sedum telephium subsp. maximum 'Purple Emperor'


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Sedum telephium subsp. maximum 'Purple Emperor' - ​3 remaining. Dusky purple leaves and fiery candy red-purple flowersare the hallmark of 'Purple Emperor'. Unlike 'Autumn Joy' this is not a sterile form. We think it likely that many nurseries are selling seedlings as 'Purple Emperor'. As they are not clonal seed-sprung individuals will be variable. It would be more truthful to offer these plants as "Purple Emperor Strain" or merely Sedum telephium subsp. maximum 'Atropurpureum'. We have a number of offspring in our stone and cacti garden with a spectrum of foliage and flower color. But it is from our actual 'Purple Emperor' that we take cuttings. Full sun in scrabbled, sandy and a somewhat impoverished soil. Too much wet is an anathema for this Stonecrop. Established plant from cutting.


12-15 in


12-15 in


Purple Red
Item Description Price  
SEDPUREMP Sedum telephium 'Purple Emperor' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $11.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Sedum telephium subsp. maximum 'Purple Emperor'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer / Late Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Accent
  • Rock Garden
  • Natural Garden
  • Cottage Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Scrabbled
  • Draining
  • Sandy
  • Impoverished


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown