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Hylotelephium

This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
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Description

Hylotelephium, or Stonecrop, is a genus of succulent herbaceous perennials distributed across temperate North America, Europe, and Asia.  Some species have historically been included in the genus Sedum.  Many hybrids have also been made between various Hylotelephium species.

Stonecrops are known for their heat and drought tolerance as well as their attractiveness to butterflies and other pollinators.  Consider them for use in rock gardens, pollinator gardens, and perennial borders.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
H. cauticola, H. sieboldii, H. spectabile, Hylotelephium telephium
Tags:
#perennial#succulent#herbaceous perennial#rock gardens#pollinator plant#dry soils tolerant#apvg-p#pollinator garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
H. cauticola, H. sieboldii, H. spectabile, Hylotelephium telephium
Tags:
#perennial#succulent#herbaceous perennial#rock gardens#pollinator plant#dry soils tolerant#apvg-p#pollinator garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hylotelephium
    Family:
    Crassulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Leaf Cutting
    Stem Cutting
    Distribution:
    Temperate North America, Europe, and Asia
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Textural
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Poisonous
    Succulent
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Erect
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Very Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Winter
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Provides winter interest
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Cymes of small, pink to red-ish, star-shaped flowers. May bloom in summer or fall.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Blue
    Gold/Yellow
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Variegated
    Leaf Feel:
    Fleshy
    Waxy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Sessile, succulent leaves with a waxy bloom. Color varies depending on the species and cultivar.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Surface:
    Covered with a powdery bloom (glaucous)
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Naturalized Area
    Pool/Hardscape
    Recreational Play Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Children's Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rock Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil
    Poor Soil
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Unknown, but possibly gastrointestinal symptoms.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Alkaloids sedine, sedamine, and others.
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Leaves
    Roots
    Stems