Sedums, like Hostas and have become staples in American perennial gardens in recent years. And this one, Autumn Joy, is the one responsible. This incredible plant is now at or near the top of everyone's list of the best perennial flowers of them all. Nothing beats it for late color in the border.
Photo at right: Sedums add color from midsummer through early fall, when most other flowers are waning. And Autumn Joy, particularly, lights up with bright pink to orangey flowerheads giving any garden a needed lift for a long period. Like other valuable mainstays of perennial display, the bloom lasts for weeks and weeks.
In the photo, you see Sedum Autumn Joy just behind the garden seat, and also peeking up into the photo in the foreground. This photo was taken in September, showing the great combination of this Sedum with the lovely Aster Frikarti Monch--the lush blue daisies. Also still adding color are some late coneflowers and other perennials. But the fresh color is all with the asters and the Sedum--carrying this beautiful garden into fall with full bloom.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
Stonecrop Autumn Joy
Sedum spectabile Autumn Joy
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Mid summer to mid fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the surface after watering in.
Gray green upright succulent-like foliage.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Dry, Average, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Pest / Disease Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Plants For Small Spaces, Great For Mass Plantings
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer, Fall
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|