Hylotelephium (Sedum) spectabile 

‘Autumn Joy (Herbstfreude)’

Stonecrop

'Autumn Joy' does exactly what it says on the tin being a very dependable and popular variety for late season colour. 

The flowers arrive in mid to late summer as large pink umbels before turning a bright copper colour by the autumn. These flowers are a rich source of late season nectar providing a much needed pre-hibernation top up for a whole host of insects. Once the blooms have faded, the brown seed heads dry creating attractive silhouettes in their own right whilst their hollow tubes provide a bolt hole for diminutive wildlife to shelter over winter; we don't cut ours down until spring. 

The thick, succulent leaves form a dense clump that is effective at suppressing weeds. Tolerant of a wide range of conditions, this sedum will grow best in a sunny spot with well drained soil. If the soil is too rich they will flop.

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£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Crassulaceae

Hardy perennial

H7

60cm 

45cm 

Pale green, fleshy 

Pink shades, brown 

Well drained, dry 

Full sun

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