sedum spectabile 'autumn joy' (herbstfreude) (autumn joy stonecrop)

Size: 1 gallon

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  • clump form, mounding habit
  • upright stems with round, slightly cupped, blue-green leaves
  • pink, star-shaped flowers form clusters on sturdy stems
  • flower colour deepens to a deep pink with cooler weather
  • flowers dry on stems adding winter appeal
  • bloom time: late summer to late fall
  • little taller than sedum 'autumn fire'
  • zone 3 
  • height 45-55cm 
  • spread 50-60cm 
  • colour pink
  • sedums are some of the most versatile perennials on the planet
  • best grown in an average to dry, extremely well-drained soil, in full sun
  • they are valued for their ability to handle intense heat, and hardy enough to survive the harshest of winters, making them a preferred plant to use in xeriscaping
  • most sedum can tolerate short periods of wet or shade, but note, sun and moisture levels directly effect the colour and growing habits of every sedum
  • taller cultivars will benefit from pruning 6-8 weeks prior to bloom time (cut back to about 1/3) to encourage a sturdier, compact habit and prevent the heavy, flower clusters from flopping over
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • deer resistant
  • rabbit resistant
  • long blooming
  • heat tolerant
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • low maintenance
  • evergreen
  • rock garden
  • ground cover
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)