Sedum (hylotelephium) 'XENOX'

Sedum (hylotelephium)
Sedum (hylotelephium) 'XENOX'
ice plant, stonecrop
SIZE/TYPE low perennial
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.4m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES burgundy red
COLOUR OF FLOWERS +multicolored:pink and salmon pink
BLOOMING TIME August - September
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
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Ice plants (stonecrops) are variable and usually very tough perennials popular for their zero requirements for water and maintenance. Most of our C.E. grown hardy species and varieties are best grown in xeriscape conditions, and offer a good range of foliage and flower colours. In order to separate the taller ones with stems from the groundcovering species, botanists and growers prefer to use hylotelephium for the taller ones.

Xenox is a Dutch ice plant variety bred by a very skillful breeder of perennials Hubertus Gerardus Oudshoorn. It was selected from cross-pollinated seedlings of sedum telephium in 2003. The new plant is notably compact – makes shorter stem of only about 25 cm, and produces dark red leaves. In late summer open smaller dome-like heads composed of numerous star-shaped flowers. Buds are pale purple and flowers change from orange yellow to very soft pink. They attract bees, bumble bees, and butterflies. Leaves are rounded to oval, rich burgundy red just like stems. Powdery mildew may be a problem at the end of the season. Patent No. PP16888 was issued in 2006.

Stonecrops (orpines) are perfect plants for autumn borders. They add extra colour on an architecturally interesting plant. These perennials are easy to grow, they will like almost any well-drained soil, they do well in rockeries and outdoor pots (without saucer). Cut them back in early spring but be careful not to damage young buds at the ground. Let them dry out before next watering - excess water brings a danger of fungi diseases. Fully hardy to min. -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 19-09-2019

Sedum (hylotelephium)
Sedum (hylotelephium)
Sedum (hylotelephium)
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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