SEDUM TELEPHIUM 'POSTMAN'S PRIDE'
An absolutely mind-blowing selection of dark-foliaged plants for sunny, dry locations. Numerous strong, shortish semi-upright stems produce masses of flowers from pink to deepest crimson, from late summer through to autumn. But the foliage demonstrates its most crowning glory, and it varies from mahogany to almost jet black, and none of the seedlings should disappoint you. The flowers attract honey bees and butterflies, and like other sedums, it is invaluable in rock and dry gardens because, once established, it thrives without irrigation. And if you are curious about the cultivar name..... The original parent plant was discovered by a Belgian postal carrier as he delivered the mail!
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size, or better, simply watering them in carefully. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.