Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit in 2006, this one is tops on our list too!
Large 5-6 inch clusters of vibrant purple-pink flowers on purple-red stems top the compact, upright clump of deep blue-green, serrated foliage in late summer. The stems are very strong and relatively short, resisting flopping and remaining standing through winter.
'Mr. Goodbud' is the result of years of breeding work from Terra Nova Nurseries. It is a hybrid of S. spectabile 'Brilliant' and an unnamed S. telephium.
Tall, upright sedums form substantial clumps of foliage which can be substituted for shrubs in the landscape. Their stout, sturdy stems support the massive flower heads which develop in summer and burst into bloom in fall. If left standing, they provide winter interest and food for birds.