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botanical name:
Sedum telephium 'Karfunkelstein'
Sedum telephium 'Karfunkelstein' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Sedum telephium 'Drachenblut'
family:  Crassulaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: purple & green
flower colour: pink
stem/bark: purple & green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Clump-forming deciduous perennial with succulent foliage and upright stems of fleshy glaucous greyish green leaves strongly flushed reddish purple. Heads of dusky pink flowers in late summer and autumn. Excellent compact and sturdy habit.

cultivation:
Best grown in rather poor, dryish soil in full sun. Rich soils tend to promote lush grown which causes the clumps to spread open at flowering time.

propagation:
By division or cuttings

other notes:
Raised by Ernst Pagels, Germany

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