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Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ (Stonecrop)

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ SEE-dum Common Name: Stonecrop Synonyms: 'Herbstfreude' Genus: Sedum
This plant is as dependable and adaptable as they come. Its flowers bloom from August into November; they open pink and mature to a copper befitting of autumn. It is 2 feet tall and wide, with succulent stems and leaves. 'Autumn Joy' looks great with ornamental grasses.  
Noteworthy characteristics: The long-blooming flowers change from deep pink to copper. Attracts butterflies.
Care: Sedum prefers moderately fertile, moist soil in full sun, but can take it drier. 'Autumn Joy' can be tip pruned at 6 to 8 inches to shorten the plant, but this will also delay flowering.
Propagation: Take softwood cuttings or root leaves in early summer. Start seed of hardy species in fall. Divide in spring.
Problems: Fairly trouble free, but watch for mealybugs, scale insects, slugs, and snails, as well as bigger critters, including deer.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Showy Flowers; Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time Early Fall; Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Brown Flower; Pink Flower; Red Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Dried Flower
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Cacti and Succulents,Perennials

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