We’re delighted that the Sedum Atlantis has been awarded the coveted Plant of the Year title at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show! Two of our six Plant of the Year nominations achieved Finalists status and to win Plant of the Year 2019 is simply marvellous.
Sedum Atlantis is a plant for our times…drought tolerant, suitable for small spaces and attractive to bees. Its striking foliage forms rosettes of serrated green leaves with thick, creamy margins and tips that turn a pink blush in the autumn. The pink tinged flower buds open to bee magnet yellow flowers.
The new leaves emerge in a beautifully creamy white, before developing into an attractive green with striking white borders and gradually forming a half metre wide cushion of drought resistant leaves. To top it off, this plant then covers itself with a foam of bee and butterfly magnet yellow flowers from July through to September. Sedum Atlantis is a dramatic and versatile garden plant.
The Sedum Atlantis – Features:
- RHS Plant of the Year 2019
- Cream etched foliage
- Yellow flowers
- Drought-tolerant and ideal for small spaces
- A real bee magnet
- Perfect for indoors or outdoors
- Flowers July–September
The Story of the Sedum Atlantis
Dave Mackenzie is a noted perennial ground cover and living wall plant expert and has written several books on the subject. One day when inspecting plants in his Hortech nurseries on the banks of Lake Michigan he became excited when he spotted a sport of an unusual ‘atlantic sedum’ and immediately recognised its commercial potential.
Dave is something of a perfectionist and prides himself on not releasing plants until they are ready to thrive in the hands of his customers and this striking and versatile plant is no exception. After years of testing in his nursery to prove its genetic stability and vigour, he’s finally ready to release it.
Planting and Care
It’s extremely versatile and is just as happy in a hanging basket, window box or pots for indoor displays as it is outdoors in rockeries or borders. Beginners and time-poor gardeners will love its drought tolerance while bees love it for its pollen! Flowers July-September. Height 15cm (6″); spread 30cm. (12″).
Is this sedum frost hardy and does it propagate like other sedums?
Sedum atlantis is hardy to -20 degrees C. You can propagate by division or softwood cuttings from non-flowering shoots in early summer.
We’re delighted that the Sedum Atlantis has been awarded the coveted Plant of the Year title at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show!
Is there any coincidence that with the last 5 years having been the hottest on record and a global conversation taking place on climate change, this year’s winner is a timely example of a drought-tolerant plant.
Order your Sedum Atlantis today and enjoy a Chelsea winner in your own garden.