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Sedum telephium 'Lynda et Rodney'

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Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: telephium (te-LE-fee-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Lynda et Rodney
Hybridized by Polign; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1995

Synonym:Hylotelephium telephium

Category:
Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pink
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Dark/Black
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Good Fall Color

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From leaf cuttings
From herbaceous stem cuttings
By simple layering
By serpentine layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive saya On Jul 23, 2006, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

' Lynda et Rodney' is named honouring Lynda Windsor and Rodney Davey, two hybridizers/nurserymen in Devon UK. The foliage is very dark red.. nearly black if planted in full sun. The stems of 'Lynda et Rodney' are somewhat floppy or even can sometimes suffer with Blackleg (a bacterial or fungal disease that causes the stems black).

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania



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