Hylotelephium/Sedum 'Black Jack' burst on the horticultural scene as the best thing since pay at the pump, with its large, dark purple foliage. Experience in my garden revealed that 'Black Jack' couldn't live up to the billing, as its leaves left much to be desired. I love the look of the dark foliage, so I determined to find a replacement.
After several years, the search is finally over. I have three dark-foliaged Sedums, all growing in a container as was 'Black Jack.' And the contestants are:
Which leaves us with the winner:
|Hylotelephium spectabile 'African Sunset'|
At this point, my search takes a lacuna until I stumble across an upright dark foliaged Sedum that I just have to try.
Do you grow a good, dark foliaged Sedum?