Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ is hands down one of our favourite plants. The perennial has thick, fleshy blue-green foliage topped with flowers that look like bright coloured broccoli. As the season progresses, the densely clustered buds reveal tiny, star-like soft pink flowers, which softly change to rich rose and finally a coppery-rust colour as they end their life cycle.

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Landscape uses

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ can be used in garden beds and borders and are also great in rock gardens. The best thing about is Sedum is that they provide colour and interest to your garden at a time when most plants have stopped blooming. Sedum look best when mass planted in groups, just as we did in our Elsternwick project. Bees and butterflies also love the flowers, and they look stunning when cut and popped in a vase.

Sedum 'Autumn Joy' at our Elsternwick project

How to plant

Plant in full sun and in dry to medium moisture, well-drained soil. If you have a spot that gets a very light shade, you can also plant here. You can expect Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ to grow to approx. 60cm tall with a spread of approx. 60cm. When planting, we recommend spacing pots approx. 45cm – 60cm apart. Water in well until established.

Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

Care and maintenance

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ is a dream for the low-maintenance gardener. Dead flowers can remain atop the foliage to provide interest throughout winter. You can prune the plant once the flower has died if preferred – this will help to promote new growth. Once established, Sedum is drought and heat tolerant. This perennial is forgiving to neglect, poor soil and requires little watering – a triple threat if you ask us!