Sedum spectabile Boreau

Ice Plant

Deciduous perennial herb to about 40 cm tall. Leaves opposite or in 3s, ovate or spoon-shaped, to about 6 cm long, 4 cm wide, toothed towards the tip, pale bluish green. Flowers in dense, flossy, flat-topped, butterfly-attracting clusters; the long stamens distinguish this species from similar species and hybrids; late summer to early autumn. Syn. Hylotelephium spectabile (Boreau) h. Ohba

Japan, China, Korea.

Source: Stajsic, V.; Spencer, R.; Forster, P.; Thompson, A. (2002). Crassulaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Sedum spectabile 'Brilliant'

Petals pale pink, carpels and anthers darker.

Sedum spectabile 'Iceberg'

Flowers white to pink.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     [Saxifraganae]
order      Saxifragales
family       Crassulaceae
genus        Sedum L.