Sedum takesimense Atlantis ('Nonsitnal'), is The Chelsea Plant of The Year 219, with organisers saying that it's 'an attractive, easy to grow, versatile and multi-functional plant.'
A native of south Korea, this variegated sedum is hardy in the UK, drought-tolerant, low-maintenance and very easy-to-grow - the gardener's perfect plant!
Perfect as ground cover, or for filling in gaps between plants, the succulent leaves of Atlantis forms a spreading mound of rosettes, reaching around half a metre or so wide. Their naturally creeping form makes them ideal for softening hard edges such as paths and walls, and they're perfect for growing in pots too.
Leaves initially emerge pure cream in colour, forming a wide cushion of striking serrated green leaves bordered in cream. These are followed by frothy yellow flowers from July to September. In autumn, the plants are flushed with another colour change as the leaves take on a subtle pink blush.
Found growing in Michigan in 2013 on a nursery that specialises in plants for ground cover, green roofs and walls, this hardy stonecrop is perfect for beginner gardeners or those looking to use eco-friendly, water-efficient plants in a modern garden
Plants benefit from well-drained soil that stays on the dry side over winter to help prevent rot caused by falling temperatures.
Supplied as three established plants in 9cm pots, ready for immediate planting out.
Planting advice for Sedum takesimense Atlantis ('Nonsitnal'):
Aftercare advice for stonecrop sedums:
Pruning Sedum takesimense Atlantis: