Autumn Joy Sedum
Latin Name: Hylotelephium ‘Herbstfreude’
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 1.5 to 2 feet
Spread: 1.5 to 2 feet
Bloom Time: September to October
Bloom Description: Rosy pink buds turning to red
Sun: Full sun
Water: Dry to medium
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Will tolerate light shade, but growth weakens as shade increases. Needs good soil drainage to perform well and is drought tolerant. Plants may be cut back in late spring to control height.
A clump-forming perennial that features masses of tiny flowers which emerge pink, gradually change to deep rose-red, and then to coppery-rust in autumn as they die. Flowers appear in large, flattened heads 3-6” across atop succulent greyish-green stems. It is attractive to butterflies throughout the growing season. Foliage and dead inflorescences persist well into the winter providing some additional interest.