Telford, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
Common name   Stonecrop
Hardiness Zone   3 - 9
Sun   Full sun (only)
Soil   Dry to medium
Flower color   Rosy pink buds turning to red
Bloom Time:   September - October
Height   2'

General Culture:
Easily grown in average, dry to medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates very light shade, but stems tend to topple over from the weight of the flower heads when grown in too much shade. Prefers well-drained soil, but does surprising well in heavy clay. Drought and heat tolerant, particularly once established.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
A clump-forming perennial that features masses of tiny, star-like flowers which emerge pink, gradually change to deep rose-red and then coppery-rust in autumn as they die. Flowers appear in large, 3-6" across, flattened heads (cymes) atop stems of grayish-green, fleshy, rounded, succulent-like leaves growing in upright to slightly spreading clumps, typically to 2' tall. Commonly called stonecrop in reference to the frequent sighting of the genus in the wild growing on rocks or stony ledges. Attractive to butterflies throughout the growing season. Foliage and dead inflorescences persist well into the winter providing some additional interest.
No serious insect or disease problems.
Provides color and contrast to the border front or rock garden, when massed or planted in groups. Effective edging plant. Also has good specimen value.