Autumn Joy Sedum Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy' #2

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This sturdy perennial is as tough as they come. Clumping foliage displays large, plate-like flower clusters that start pink, then gracefully age to rosy russet-red in the fall. A fine addition to the rock garden or mixed border. Succulent foliage will die back to the ground in cold winter regions, but will re-emerge in early spring.

Easily grown in lean, very well-drained soil; benefits from a gravel mulch. Water regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Avoid excessive winter moisture. Fertilize in spring. Clip spent flowers to promote continued bloom. Remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge.


Average Size at Maturity Moderate growing; reaches 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
Bloom Time Late Summer to Fall
Deciduous/ Evergreen Herbaceous
Flower Attribute Showy Flowers
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Garden Style Rustic, Xeric
Growth Habit Clumping
Growth Rate Moderate
Landscape Use Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light Needs Full sun, Partial sun
Special Feature Clump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Gift Plant, Waterwise
Water Needs Low
Watering Needs Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.