Sedum Spectabile (Ice Plant)
Sedum Spectabile is an herbaceous perennial to 45cm, with thick erect stems bearing shallowly scalloped, broadly elliptic, grey-green leaves and starry pink flowers in flat terminal clusters to 15cm across in late summer. An essential late-summer pit stop for bees and butterflies. Sedum flowers are little pools of nectar, held on big, flat, easily accessible flowers where butterflies can rest and bask in late-summer sun. Green buds look good from midsummer, then colour pink into autumn. Stems are succulent and frosted, hence the common name “ice plant”.