This is a large genus of fleshy-leaved plants whose exotic forms and arresting colors make them extraordinarily useful in the garden. 'Autumn Joy' ('Herbstfreude') is one of the highlights of the late-season garden. Its leaves are blue green, thick, and succulent. Its flowers, which begin to open in August on 18–24″ stems, start rosy pink, deepen to salmon, then to rust, and finally turn rich brown in an evolution that takes place over many weeks. The blooms are long lasting in a vase and are superb dried, whether brought indoors or left standing in the garden to catch light snowfalls.
Plants prefer full sun and well-drained soil but are surprisingly tolerant of heavy clay. We can't imagine a border without 'Autumn Joy.' Combine with Russian Sage and Black-eyed Susan for a long-blooming finale for the season.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
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Happy gardener from Wisconsin
Autumn Joy sedum is so reliable that I use it like small shrubs. It comes up sturdy and full in both full sun and part shade, but full sun gives you bigger more robust plants. The flower heads form up early and slowly turn color from green to rosey to dark rosey red. Don't cut them down and they'll provide winter interest and structure.
Jaime from Farmington Hills, MI
We are plagued by both Japanese beetles and spider mites. It's a struggle to keep anything looking healthy in our garden. Some of our landscaping plants are so far gone that I'm going to have to dig them up and get just throw them in the trash. BUT! Our Autumn Joy Sedum is thriving. The spider mites won't touch it and the Japanese beetles have zero interest in it. I am cultivating it and spreading it because it is such a trooper. It is actually healthy and gorgeous in my battlefield of a garden!
If you have spider mites or Japanese beetles, Sedum is for you. Both pests leave all types of sedum alone. And Autumn Joy sedum will act as a "bush" to give you some height among the low-growing sedum.
Upright forms: Plant in full sun (or partial shade in the South) in average, well-drained soil. The dried flower heads of many varieties remain attractive in winter, whether left standing in the garden or brought indoors. Mature plants may require staking. Plants will be more compact if the tips of new spring growth are pinched back by ⅓ when the stems are 4–6″ tall.
Low-growing forms: These colorful, vigorous, but well-behaved ground covers are perfect for decorating openings between stones in a path or wall, and invaluable for rock gardens and troughs. They have the same growing needs as the upright forms, thriving with little care and moisture.
Sedum Tile® is a blend of Sedums grown on a coconut fiber mat for gardens, rooftops, and containers. They are easy to install—simply place the tiles 12" apart from each other over 2–3" of damp soil, firm down, and water thoroughly. For growing in containers, simply cut the coconut fiber to fit your container and plant the tiles over 2–3" of damp soil, firm down, and water thoroughly.