What is this plant with purple flowers?

Asked September 2, 2019, 10:11 PM EDT

What is this plant with purple flowers?

Kalamazoo County Michigan

6 Responses

Looks like Autumn Stonecrop, Hylotelephium telephium 'Matrona." Definitely the Hylotelephium species, but your photo looks much like the Matrona variety. Such gorgeous succulent specimen you have there! It's a great plant that does well just about anywhere that there's well-drained soil. It's great for places where too much sun and not enough water are a challenge for other plants.

Thank you so much!

You're welcome. P.S., another name for Stonecrop is sedum.

I am wanting to move these beautiful flowers to another area. Are there specific times or instructions to do this? Thank you!

You can transplant them in spring as soon as the new growth appears. Dig them up, and if you want to, you can divide the roots with a sharp knife to create new plants. Each clump should have several stems and the accompanying roots. Transplant immediately in well-drained soil in an area that will get at least 6 hours of sun.

Thank you so much!