The autumn flowering Sedums are a well known, much loved and widely planted cottage garden plant. Dark Magic is an introduction bred in the USA and is a first class and very distinct addition. Large heads of very fragrant, star shaped, greyed purple flowers are produced on strong upright stems, from early July to early October, later in good years. It bears thick glossy succulent black red leaves with serrate leaf margins. As with many other Sedums the butterflies can't wait to gorge on the nectar this plant provides for them and you can also enjoy the fragrance, that no doubt plays a large plant in attracting the Butterflies. When the flowers are finished the seed heads can be left to stand in the winter where they provide food and shelter for insects. Old stems should be removed to ground level in spring and clumps that have become too large can be lifted and divided at the same time. Sedums dislike wet or waterlogged ground. Avoid this and they will easily grow in any sunny or light shade location. This plant can be used in a mixed planting or in a container. If planting in a pot or other container. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmocote pro 8-9 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost.