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Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum 'Autumn Joy' should strictly be known by its original German name, 'Herbstfreude'. It is a clump-forming and bushy perennial with blue-green, thick and succulent-like toothed leaves. On a mature plant there will be lots of sturdy stems projecting from the base of the plant and bearing flat broad heads of star-shaped flowers. It is called 'Autumn Joy' because this is when the flower heads are at their best colour - deep pink turning to copper-red/bronze. It is a haven for butterflies! However, the flowers are very appealing from early summer, when they have yet to open their blue-green buds. They make wonderful cut flowers at any time, lasting very well indoors. In winter, when the foliage dies back, the flowering stems still remain with remnants of old flowers. Keep these on for winter interest. By the time February comes along there will be new blue-green buds breaking through again.

Blue-grey rounded leaves with butterfly-attracting heads of pink flowers.

PLANT SPECIFICS
Quantity 2 litre pot
Width 60cm
Height 70cm
Family Crassulaceae
Flowering Autumn
Habitat detail sunny, open position
Garden habitat Open sunny
Soil any good garden soil
Plant category Herbaceous
Height range 60 cm - 1.2 m

Code

S6R-2
2 litre pot
Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'
Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy' Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'
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