Sedum Autumn Joy

Sedum Autumn Joy - Sedum spectabile
Latin name:
Sedum spectabile

Description: There are many different sedums, from small low mounding to tall forms like Sedum spectabile. This well known garden classic has light green stems and opposite pairs of thick spoon shaped glaucous greyish-green leaves. In late summer it produces large heads up to 15cm across with small densely packed, star-shaped pink flowers. The cultivar ‘Iceberg’ has white flowers, while ‘Septemberglut’ has intense pink flowers and ‘Indian Chief has dark pink to purplish red flowers. These are all excellent for autumn colour in the dry garden.


Height: up to 45cm

Position: Full sun

Soil: Poor soils produce tighter, floriferous plants where as fertile soils tend to make them floppy and they open up leaving a blank space in the middle

Water: drought tolerant once established

Usage: Good for late summer autumn colour and much loved by bees and buterflies

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