Virtues: Peach Pearls sedum is a highly drought-tolerant perennial that provides spring through summer color through its succulent olive-to-burgundy leaves and late summer through autumn color with its bright flower heads. These flowers attract pollinators, while the plant as a whole resists deer.
Common name: Peach Pearls sedum
Botanical name: Sedum telephium Peach Pearls ('TNSEDPP')
Exposure: Full sun
Flowers: From late summer into early fall, Peach Pearls sedum offers dense clusters of tiny gold flowers that open from deep pinkish red buds. They are held on upright red stems that rise above the foliage.
Foliage: The leaves are oval with a scalloped edge and they are olive green and burgundy in color.
Habit: This perennial grows about 14 inches tall and 24 inches wide in foliage. When it flowers, the eight increases to 20 inches.
Origin: Sedum telephium, or Hylotelephium telephium, is a species native to Eurasia. The cultivar Peach Pearls was bred by Terra Nova Nurseries.
How to grow it: Site in full sun, in soil with good drainage. Once established, Peach Pearls sedum tolerates drought and requires little water overall. USDA Zones 4–9.
Image credit: Terra Nova Nurseries