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Sedum telephium 'Cherry Truffle' - Stonecrop (photo credit: Missouri Botanical Garden) Check out the foliage on the next photo!!!

Perennials

Sedum telephium 'Cherry Truffle'

Stonecrop

Sedum telephium ‘Cherry Truffle’ is a vigorous upright, clump-forming sedum cultivar with dark purple-red succulent foliage in spring turning glossy red-black by summer. Pink blooms appear in late summer to early fall attracting pollinators!


Some of the taller upright sedums including this plant and Sedum spectabile have now been separated from the genus Sedum and reassigned to the genus Hylotelephium.

Stonecrop Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Thrives in sandy to gravelly soils of moderate to low fertility. Tolerates some light part shade in hot summer climates, but will produce weak floppy growth when grown in too much shade or in overly rich soils. Needs good soil drainage to perform well. Drought tolerant. 

Height:

18-24 in

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Spread:

24-30 in

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Hardiness Zone:

3 - 9

Characteristics & Attributes for Sedum telephium 'Cherry Truffle'

Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Attributes
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Specimen
Cut Flower
Focal Point
Drought Tolerant
Great Foliage
Foliage Color
Almost Black
Purple
Great Companion Plants for Sedum telephium 'Cherry Truffle'
Maiden Grass Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Fire Dragon')