September 2007 Plant Profile: Sedum ‘Herbstfreude’

Known in the trade as Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’, it certainly lives up to that name come fall. This “tough as nails” perennial thrives in fully exposed sites, poor soil with very little irrigation once established. Another beautiful quality about this plant is its winter interest as the leaves fall and you’re left with the dried slim stems and clusters of flowers that persist until basal new growth commences in the spring. Now, that’s year round interest for you!

Family: Crassulaceae
Origin: Garden Origin
Height: 2-2.5ft.
Spread: 3 ft.
Bloom Time: Peak color and bloom: Late September.
Bloom Color: Deep pink-red
Sun: Full Sun
Water: Medium/minimal moisture, well drained.