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Hylotelephium Spectabile

 

Hylotelephium 'Spectabile'

http://www.crassulaceae.ch/de/artikel?akID=66&aaID=2&aiID=S&aID=2263 Synonyms : Sedum spectabile Boreau (1866) / Anacampseros spectabile (Boreau) Jordan & Fourreau (1867) Sedum telephium var. kirinense Komarov (1903) Sedum pseudospectabile Praeger (1917) Hylotelephium pseudospectabile (Praeger) S. H. Fu (1980) Sedum spectabile var. angustifolium Kitagawa (1936) / Hylotelephium spectabile var. angustifolium (Kitagawa) S. H. Fu (1980) Distribution : North-eastern China, Korea ; flowers August to September. Description (according to IHSP, 2003) : Flowering stems erect, glaucous, greenish-white, 30 - 70 cm, with thickening rootstock and roots. Leaves opposite or whorled, ovate to narrowly ovate, 7 - 13 x 5 - 8 cm, glaucous, tip obtuse, margins with a few undulate serrations. Inflorescences corymb-like, large. Flowers : Sepals lanceolate, ± 2 mm, petals pink, narrowly oblong, 6 -7 mm, stamens longer than the petals, anthers reddish-brown. Cytology: 2n = 50. Frequently planted in gardens in temperate climates, and increasingly also used as a cut flower. Numerous cultivars with different leaf and flower colours are marketed. Ray Stephenson (Sedum, Cultivated Stonecrops, 1994, p 272) : This species, known as the common ice plant of cottage gardens, is usually 45 cm (18 in) high, very light glaucous green, and a bright subject for the border. Perhaps Hylotelephium spectabile is still more common in its true form than in the plethora of cultivars now available. Large, flat-topped, pink-purple inflorescences of autumn are a great attraction to nectar-feeding insects, especially butterflies and hoverflies. Habitat : This stonecrop is native to Korea and northern China at low altitudes. Main points of distinction : The species could be confused with any of the other common species in Hylotelephium group (e.g., H. erythrosticum, H. telephium and its subspecies and varieties including [the hybrid] 'Autumn Joy' = 'Herbstfreude'). Exceptionally light green foliage of H. spectabile immediately separates it from all H. telephium subspecies and cultivars [/ hybrids] except 'Autumn Joy', which is similar in color. However, the latter is blue-green and generally a larger plant with huge, very dentate leaves, unlike the sparsely toothed leaves of H. spectabile (Leaf shapes, fig. 1d). The very long stamens of H. spectabile are the best identifying feature to set the species apart from other species. Flower parts of H. spectabile are generally of the same color, in contrast to H. erythrosticum with its distinctly bicolored flowers. Variation : As this stonecrop has been in cultivation for centuries, it has many cultivated forms. The actual wild plant is usually no more than 35 cm (14 in) in height, but in developing new, deeper flower colors and a greater variety of hues, sturdier strains with double chromosomes have been developed. n = 25, and, in some cultivated forms, n = 50. The following cultivars are commonly seen and offer alternative flower colors : 'Brilliant' is a North American cultivar that dates back to before the First World War. Its bright pink anthers and carpels are an improvement on the type species, but it often sports light colored flowers. 'Carmen' and 'Meteor' have darker, rich purple flowers. 'Rosenteller' is a European cultivar similar to 'Brilliant' 'Septemberglut', originating on mainland Europe, is perhaps the most spectacular form as it has the darkest umbels. Although the inflorescences are large, individual flowers are slighly smaller than those of the other cultivars. 'Snow Queen' and 'Stardust' have white flowers. Vegetatively, cultivars appear to be quite similar to the true species. In a well-manured border, tall spectacular plants can be grown, but the same clones confined to clay pots are pallid and stunted, though still pleasing. Horticulture : Division of the rootstock is the usual method of propagation, though cuttings in spring will also grow. Avoid peat-based composts at all costs. The plants themselves do not dislike this medium, but peat attracts and harbors their most harmful enemies.

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plant Features
  • Hylotelephium Spectabile likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Hylotelephium Spectabile likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

  • Hylotelephium Spectabile is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Hylotelephium Spectabile likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Hylotelephium 'Spectabile'

Latin name

Hylotelephium Spectabile

type

Succulent

family

Crassulaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Hylotelephium Spectabile likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Hylotelephium Spectabile is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Hylotelephium Spectabile likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Hylotelephium Spectabile likes frequent watering

    Frequent watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Hylotelephium Spectabile is 0.45meters x 0.30meters 0.45 M 0.30 M

Hylotelephium Spectabile

http://www.crassulaceae.ch/de/artikel?akID=66&aaID=2&aiID=S&aID=2263 Synonyms : Sedum spectabile Boreau (1866) / Anacampseros spectabile (Boreau) Jordan & Fourreau (1867) Sedum telephium var. kirinense Komarov (1903) Sedum pseudospectabile Praeger (1917) Hylotelephium pseudospectabile (Praeger) S. H. Fu (1980) Sedum spectabile var. angustifolium Kitagawa (1936) / Hylotelephium spectabile var. angustifolium (Kitagawa) S. H. Fu (1980) Distribution : North-eastern China, Korea ; flowers August to September. Description (according to IHSP, 2003) : Flowering stems erect, glaucous, greenish-white, 30 - 70 cm, with thickening rootstock and roots. Leaves opposite or whorled, ovate to narrowly ovate, 7 - 13 x 5 - 8 cm, glaucous, tip obtuse, margins with a few undulate serrations. Inflorescences corymb-like, large. Flowers : Sepals lanceolate, ± 2 mm, petals pink, narrowly oblong, 6 -7 mm, stamens longer than the petals, anthers reddish-brown. Cytology: 2n = 50. Frequently planted in gardens in temperate climates, and increasingly also used as a cut flower. Numerous cultivars with different leaf and flower colours are marketed. Ray Stephenson (Sedum, Cultivated Stonecrops, 1994, p 272) : This species, known as the common ice plant of cottage gardens, is usually 45 cm (18 in) high, very light glaucous green, and a bright subject for the border. Perhaps Hylotelephium spectabile is still more common in its true form than in the plethora of cultivars now available. Large, flat-topped, pink-purple inflorescences of autumn are a great attraction to nectar-feeding insects, especially butterflies and hoverflies. Habitat : This stonecrop is native to Korea and northern China at low altitudes. Main points of distinction : The species could be confused with any of the other common species in Hylotelephium group (e.g., H. erythrosticum, H. telephium and its subspecies and varieties including [the hybrid] 'Autumn Joy' = 'Herbstfreude'). Exceptionally light green foliage of H. spectabile immediately separates it from all H. telephium subspecies and cultivars [/ hybrids] except 'Autumn Joy', which is similar in color. However, the latter is blue-green and generally a larger plant with huge, very dentate leaves, unlike the sparsely toothed leaves of H. spectabile (Leaf shapes, fig. 1d). The very long stamens of H. spectabile are the best identifying feature to set the species apart from other species. Flower parts of H. spectabile are generally of the same color, in contrast to H. erythrosticum with its distinctly bicolored flowers. Variation : As this stonecrop has been in cultivation for centuries, it has many cultivated forms. The actual wild plant is usually no more than 35 cm (14 in) in height, but in developing new, deeper flower colors and a greater variety of hues, sturdier strains with double chromosomes have been developed. n = 25, and, in some cultivated forms, n = 50. The following cultivars are commonly seen and offer alternative flower colors : 'Brilliant' is a North American cultivar that dates back to before the First World War. Its bright pink anthers and carpels are an improvement on the type species, but it often sports light colored flowers. 'Carmen' and 'Meteor' have darker, rich purple flowers. 'Rosenteller' is a European cultivar similar to 'Brilliant' 'Septemberglut', originating on mainland Europe, is perhaps the most spectacular form as it has the darkest umbels. Although the inflorescences are large, individual flowers are slighly smaller than those of the other cultivars. 'Snow Queen' and 'Stardust' have white flowers. Vegetatively, cultivars appear to be quite similar to the true species. In a well-manured border, tall spectacular plants can be grown, but the same clones confined to clay pots are pallid and stunted, though still pleasing. Horticulture : Division of the rootstock is the usual method of propagation, though cuttings in spring will also grow. Avoid peat-based composts at all costs. The plants themselves do not dislike this medium, but peat attracts and harbors their most harmful enemies.


Flowering

From Mid Summer TO Mid Autumn

Most sedum flower through the summer months and into early Autumn

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant divisions or seeds in Spring

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Sow seeds in Spring

 

Propagating by division

From Mid Spring TO Late Summer

Dividing plants for propagation can be done at any time during the growing season, and divisions will grow readily.

 

Propagating

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Hylotelphium will grow roots from stems wherever it comes in contact with soil. Break off a piece, leave it for a day or two to rest and callous over, then stick it in the soil and wait for roots.

 
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