Easy to grow, reasonably drought tolerant and very low care, Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ is long flowering and reliable. It comes into its own in late summer when the green flowers turn to pink and then terracotta. The flowers appear on tall stems reaching around 80 cm (30 inches) in height.
- Sedum Birthday Party is a lower growing form to around 12 inches (30cm) in height.
- Sedum Mr Goodbud, more compact than Autumn Jot to around 40cm in height.
- Sedum Hot Stuff, another smaller growing variety.
This is a succulent plant that has flowers on tall stems. As the season progresses the flowers change colour from a bright pink to a coppery tone.
You can grow this butterfly and bee attracting plant as a ‘stand alone’ in a container or the garden border. It can be mass planted, or mixed in with contrasting companion plants.
This is a trouble free plant that will benefit from being dug and divided every 3 – 4 years.
Plant Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ in a sunny position in a well drained soil.
A little fertiliser every year will suffice as this is not a hungry plant.
Pruning ‘Sedum Autumn Joy’
You can tip prune early in the season to promote a more bushy habit, however we tend to let it ‘do its own thing’.
Simply prune right back to the ground once the flowers dies back.
You will notice basal foliage when pruning, prune back to just above this.
Very easy to propagate by division, best carried out in spring.
Simply dig the clump, divide into sections and then replant.
Suitable companion plants need to like the same growing conditions, good sun and a well drained soil. Consider trying Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium) “Chocolate” with its dark folaige.
Others to consider include : Salvias and Agastache, ornamental grasses such as Poa, Blue Fescue. Nepeta varieties and Dianthus can also work well.
Try using Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ in front of evergreen shrubs where it will contrast nicely when in flower.
Sedum Autumn Joy is available for sale from the following suppliers.
Succulent nursery for drought hardy plants. Includes: Adenium, Agave, Alluadia, Aloe, Anecampseros, Crassula, Euphorbia, Gasteraloe, Haworthia, Kalanchoe, Ledebouria, Portulacaria, Sedum, Senecio and many others.
Large range of Rare, Unusual and Old Fashioned Perennials. Includes Artemisias, Achilleas, Geraniums, Geums, Salvias, Penstemon and Francoa.
Large variety of Epimediums, Woodland plants and Herbaceous perennials
Mail order or nursery. We do not send to Tasmania or WA
P O Box 398 Creswick Vic 3363
Retail & Mail Order Specialist Growers of Heritage Roses, Unusual Perennials, Tree & Herbaceous Peonies. Mail order and Nursery Sales.
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
"Guaranteed mail order flowering bulbs, perennials, roses, trees, landscaping plants, garden accessories and community fundraising Austra lia-wide."
395 Lesters Rd Ascot VIC 3364 - phone (03) 53434303
Specialising in beautiful perennials & bulbs including new releases from Europe & USA. Many hardy, rare & difficult to find ‘drought hardy’ plants, quality vegetable & flower seeds.
52 Rodd St Canowindra NSW 2804
An online nursery specialising in drought and frost tolerant perennials and fragrant, edible and herbs.
P.O. Box 589 Mowbray Heights Tasmania 7248
Mail order: Suppling a range of bulbs and pere nnial plants suitable for pots and troughs. Includes Alliums
'Umbango' 750 Humula Rd, Humula NSW 2652
Phone 0408692773 Great Range of Perennial plants available for sale by mail order.