Sedum Autumn Joy description
Beautiful deep pink flowers turning bronze red over large succulent leaves.
Good for the front or middle of a border.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for a border or patio and is easy provided there are no Vine Weevil in your garden (see ‘Care and maintenance’ below).
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Correct new name: Hylotelephium (Herbstfreude Group) Herbstfreude.
Common name: Stonecrop Autumn Joy.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a gap in a border.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
It is susceptible to Vine Weevil which lay their eggs by the plant and these develop into white, banana shaped grubs that chomp the roots. Biological control is pretty good at controlling it.
Size of plant:
Height 60 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
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