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Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

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Autumn Joy is a popular upright variety of stonecrop, also known as a sedum. It is a hybrid plant created by crossing one species of sedum (Sedum telephium) with a species of ice plant (Hylotelephium spectabile). The resulting plant, usually referred to simply as Autumn Joy, may be sold under different taxonomical names, such as Sedum telphium, Sedum spectabile, or Sedum x. Although categorized for many years as sedum species, the Autumn Joy hybrid, along with several other hybrids, was recently reassigned to the Hylotelephium genus.

Botanical Names Hylotelphium 'Herbstsfreude' AUTUMN JOY;  formerly known as Sedum telphium 'Autumn Joy'
Common Names Autumn Joy stonecrop, Autumn Joy sedum, Autumn Joy
Plant Type Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size 18 to 24 inches in height with a similar spread
Sun Exposure Full sun
Soil Type Sandy, well-drained soil
Soil pH 6.0 to 7.5; slightly acidic to slightly alkaline
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Flower Color Pink, rust-red, lavender purple
Hardiness Zones 3 to 9 (USDA)
Native Areas Cultivated hybrid; parent species are native to Eurasia and Korea