A showy garden succulent, with star-shaped pink flowers.
Common name : Showy stonecrop
Scientific name : Hylotelephium spectabile
Family : Crassulaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Rough 'n tough
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Sowing & planting
30 - 45
6 - 7
Identify my showy stonecrop
It is a hardy perennial with succulent, toothed, rounded, alternate leaves, on upright cylindrical herbaceous stems up to 45 cm. It is covered with star-shaped pink flowers arranged in flat corymbs, from late summer to autumn.
Plant my showy stonecrop
In open soil, plant in a drained soil, moderately sandy to clayey, rich, neutral to slightly alkaline, in full sun or partial shade.
In pots, mix garden soil with gravel and sand, and some ripe compost. Choose a container of more than 4 liters.
Weed my showy stonecrop
For perennial species, weeding also means working your flowerbed – don't let anything develop too quickly to the detriment of others.
Water my showy stonecrop
Water during the summer period but without excess, once or twice a week if it is very dry, rather in the morning and spare the leaves from getting wet.
In pots, water once a week during growth, and reduce to once every 20 days in winter.
Fertilize my showy stonecrop
With a respectful approach to soil life, it's always better to fertilize a little in advance with organic material that will decompose; spread out a compost that isn't entirely decomposed, with well decomposed manure at the plant's base, and incorporate over 10 cm with a hoe. This operation is carried out in winter so that earthworms and bacteria have enough time to do their job.
Mulch my showy stonecrop
Mulch the base of Hylotelephium, it will spare you some watering and weeding in summer.
Cut down my showy stonecrop
After flowering, cut the dry blooms to keep the plant compact.