Stonecrop

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Stonecrop (Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’)
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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.

Overview

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
Type
Perennials

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