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Sedum spectabile (Brilliant Group) 'Brilliant' (Ice plant 'Brilliant')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1ft 8in
Max height
1ft 8in
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Sedum spectabile (Brilliant Group) 'Brilliant'

Other names

Ice plant 'Brilliant'

Genus

Sedum Sedum

Variety or Cultivar

'Brilliant' _ 'Brilliant' forms a clump with thick stems and broad elliptic, grey-green leaves and flat cymes of dark-centred, bright pink flowers.

Sedum are nectar rich plants, which encourage benefical wildlife, such as ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies into the garden


Sedum spectabile (Brilliant Group) 'Brilliant' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pink in Summer; Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil

Foot and root rot Foot and root rot

General care

Pruning

Either cut back after flowering to keep shape tidy or leave seedheads for overwinter interest.

Propagation

Divide in every 3-4 years in spring to maintain vigour.

Propagation methods

Division, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Sedum spectabile (Brilliant Group) 'Brilliant' (Ice plant 'Brilliant') will reach a height of 1ft 8in and a spread of 1ft 8in after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Sedum spectabile (Brilliant Group) 'Brilliant'

Other names

Ice plant 'Brilliant'

Genus

Sedum Sedum

Variety or Cultivar

'Brilliant' _ 'Brilliant' forms a clump with thick stems and broad elliptic, grey-green leaves and flat cymes of dark-centred, bright pink flowers.

Sedum are nectar rich plants, which encourage benefical wildlife, such as ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies into the garden

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pink in Summer; Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Foot and root rot

General care

Pruning

Either cut back after flowering to keep shape tidy or leave seedheads for overwinter interest.

Propagation

Divide in every 3-4 years in spring to maintain vigour.

Propagation methods

Division, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Sedum spectabile (Brilliant Group) 'Brilliant' (Ice plant 'Brilliant') will reach a height of 1ft 8in and a spread of 1ft 8in after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Bees (attract & feed bees), Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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