UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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Water Wise Plants

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Common Name
Stonecrop 'Autumn Joy'
Plant Type
Mature Size
1 - 2 ft. high and 2 ft. wide
Water Requirements
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Sun/Shade Requirements
Full to half sun
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Flower Color
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips

Sedum 'Autumn Joy' stands upright with no need for extra support, needs very little water and generally is not bothered by garden insects. In late summer, strong pink flowers bloom and slowly fade to a rust color. This plant is good for adding color to the garden when most other plants are tired and resting. During the winter months 'Autumn Joy' dies back to the ground and returns in the early spring.

PADG Notes: In the demonstration garden, Sedum 'Autumn Joy' is planted in a very rocky, well drained spot. It has grown very slowly, but steadily. It is a favorite of many gardeners because of the long-lasting fall color.

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