Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy' /Autumn Joy Sedum

Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'  / Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'
Silvery-gray flowers being formed in mid summer
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Silvery-gray flowers being formed in mid summer

Flowers beginning to turn pinkish-purple during mid summer

Green stage in summer flowering for plants growing in full sunlight

Late summer flowers

Early stage of flower formation

Planting near the end of summer

Large flower heads in late summer

Floral heads remain in this stage for several weeks before they turn brown or are damaged by an early frost

Large plants growing in Alaska

In late summer in Alaska

Changing color in late summer

A mass of color in a garden bed

No foliage above the mass of blossoms

Another view of bewd of flowering plants

A close view of a large inflorescence

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Scientific Name: Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'
Common Name: Autumn Joy Sedum
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Pink, Purple
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Purple, Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This sedum produces thick fleshy gray green foliage and large flat clusters of star shaped pink flowers in summer. The brownish-maroon seed heads are also attractive in late autumn. Provide full sunlight and a soil mix that contains a generous amount of sand to insure fast drainage. Plants that receive too much water will rot. Fertilize sparingly.