Autumn Joy Sedum has silvery-green foliage and begins forming green broccoli-like buds in mid-summer. The buds then bloom pink and turn red or bronze in the fall. The succulent stems and leaves are sturdy and support the large bloom clusters. If left alone, the bloom heads will provide winter interest and texture and serve as a snack for the birds that hang around.
If Autumn Joy Sedum is grown in a partly shady location or rich soil, then the stalks can become spindly and may not support the heavy bloom clusters. Spring pruning can help produce stronger stalks. One way to prune these is to pinch the top bud off of each stalk when the plant is 6-8 inches tall. Or, if you are less patient, wait until the plant is 8 inches tall and use hedge trimmers to take about 4 inches off of the whole plant.
Spacing: Plant 15″ to 18″ apart.
Height: Grows 18″ to 24″ tall.
How To Grow: Plant in full sun.
Outstanding Features: Attracts butterflies. Rabbit resistant.
Tips: Drought and heat tolerant with average water needs.
Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Landscapes, Cut Flowers