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Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
Starting with a glowing pink color in September
showy stonecrop
Transitioning to brick red

Synonym(s) Sedum 'Herbstfreude'
Common name showy stonecrop
Family crassulaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers mauve (autumn)
Size 18"
Light full sun
Cultural notes not fussy

It's no surprise that this is such a stand-by perennial. The tiny little foliage "cabbages" appear by late winter, and develop into a tidy low mound by summer. In fall, upright stalks carry pink flowerheads, the color deepening through brick red to rusty brown as the flowers age. A bee and butterfly favorite. For the most part, absolutely trouble-free - aphids may be a problem if it is grown in shadier conditions.

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
By mid-October, the flowers have taken on their burnished color

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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