Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Photo by Pearl
Sedum 'Autumn Joy' is just beginning to show a tinge of pink in our Children's ABC Garden.  As it matures, the pink color will deepen and eventually turn a coppery color.  The flower heads may be left standing over the winter for some textural interest.  As with all sedums, well drained soil is a must.  But other than that, little care is needed for this consistent performer.  In the early summer you can pinch back the tips to reduce the height and make a fuller plant.  However, the bloom will be smaller and later.  If left alone, it may reach 2 feet in height and have a little flop.  It is also a butterfly magnet.

Click here for a fact sheet:  AUTUMN JOY