Proven Winners Perennials
Sedum spectabile 'Herbstfreude (Autumn Joy)'
- Attractive blue-green foliage grows in a rounded mound
- Dusky-rose colored flowers clusters through the end of the season
- One of the most popular varieties of cultivated plants
A much needed burst of color in the late summer and early fall. Beautiful deep rose flowers bloom on top of sturdy stems and if left through winter make for excellent interest and good food for birds. The leaves are thick, succulent, and green. These characteristics help the plant to become adaptable to different soil conditions and drought tolerant once established in the landscape. This group of upright Sedums is also sometimes known as Hylotelephium.
Uses: Borders, Containers, Edging, Flower Beds, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Rock Gardens, Xeriscaping
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies
Critter Resistance: Rabbits
Notable Features: Easy to Grow, Cut Flower, Drought & Heat Tolerant, Salt Tolerant, Winter Interest
Growth Habit: Upright, Mounding
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, or partial shade in hot southern regions, in well-drained soil. Tolerates clay soil; does well in sandy or gravelly soils. Cut back by half in June, to prevent flopping apart later in summer. Spent flowers may be left on through winter to provide interest; cut down in spring when new growth appears. Divide every 3-4 years in spring, for best flowering.