Hylotelephium 'Autumn Charm'


Scientific Name

Hylotelephium 'Autumn Charm'

Synonyms

Hylotelephium 'Lajos', Sedum 'Autumn Charm', Sedum 'Lajos'

Scientific Classification

Family: Crassulaceae
Subfamily: Sedoideae
Tribe: Sedeae
Subtribe: Sedinae
Genus: Hylotelephium

Parentage

This succulent is a naturally occurring mutation of Hylotelephium 'Herbstfreude', also known as Hylotelephium 'Autumn Joy'.

Description

Hylotelephium 'Autumn Charm', formerly known as Sedum 'Autumn Charm', is a clump-forming succulent with fleshy, gray-green leaves with serrated, creamy-yellow edges. It grows up to 18 inches (45 cm) tall and about the same in width. In late summer in to fall, white buds open to bright pink flowers that turn red with age.

How to Grow and Care for Hylotelephium 'Autumn Charm'

Light: This succulent prefers full sun. It tolerates light to partial shade in hot summer climates but will produce weak, floppy growth when grown in too much shade. Plant your H. 'Autumn Charm' in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.

Soil: H. 'Autumn Charm' does not need rich soil, but it does need excellent drainage. Choose a commercial potting mix for succulents or make one yourself.

Hardiness: This plant has a tolerance to heat and drought and is cold-hardy, making it a popular outdoor succulent. H. 'Autumn Charm' can withstand temperatures as low as -40 to 30 °F (-40 to -1.1 °C), USDA hardiness zones 3a to 9b.

Watering: The best way to water H. 'Autumn Charm' is to use the "soak and dry" method. Get the soil completely wet, and then wait until it is dry before watering again.

Fertilizing: Feed annually with a balanced fertilizer. Apply the fertilizer to the soil in spring as new growth appears, according to package directions.

Repotting: Plants in containers do require little more care than those in gardens. Repot your H. 'Autumn Charm' when it outgrows its current pot by moving it out to a larger pot to hold the plant better. Spring is the best time to repot this plant. Make sure the soil is dry before you begin the repotting process.

Propagation: This succulent can be grown from seeds, division, or stem cuttings. Sow seeds in spring. Dividing your H. 'Autumn Charm' is very easy and can be carried out at almost any time in the growing season, though it is probably best done in spring or early summer. Propagate by stem cuttings in summer.

Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Hylotelephium.

Toxicity of Hylotelephium 'Autumn Charm'

H. 'Autumn Charm' can be mildly toxic to humans and animals.

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Hylotelephium, Sedum, Showy Stonecrop 'Autumn Charm'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hylotelephium (hy-loh-te-LEE-fee-um) (Info)
Species: telephium subsp. telephium
Cultivar: Autumn Charm
Additional cultivar information:(PP14421, aka Lajos)
Hybridized by Horvath
Registered or introduced: 2001
Synonym:Sedum telephium

Category:

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs Water regularly do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Foliage:

This plant is resistant to deer

Foliage Color:

Height:

Spacing:

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

Where to Grow:

Danger:

Bloom Color:

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Bloom Time:

Other details:

Soil pH requirements:

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants remove and collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Lake Forest Park, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

On Jul 3, 2016, Bectile from Falls Church, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:

I have an indestructible Autumn Joy so I thought I'd try something with more pizzazz. The first place I planted this was too crowded and the soil too damp - and it started to dwindle away. Thinking it was too sensitive to survive, I yanked it up and put it in a drier more open area, and it has thrived! It's now a ball approximately two feet by two feet and currently forming flower buds. It seems slower to mature than the Autumn Joy but that could just be because it is years younger. I am definitely seeing some of its parents vigor now, and that makes me happy, the variegation is beautiful!!

On May 12, 2013, Eldine from Wellsville, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

Got this in April 2010. Its surviving but never seems to get bigger (as in spread, not height). Its a nice looking, varigated plant, and the blooms are pretty, but I'm used to sedums growing like crazy (even its cousin Autumn Joy needs splitting every few years.) Maybe I just haven't waited long enough.

On Jul 13, 2011, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This is the best variegated upright sedum I've tried so far. It is quite vigorous and sturdy, like Autumn Joy. I haven't found any plain green leaves so far. It has performed better than Frosty Morn in my garden.


Autumn Joy Stonecrop Care

When given the right growing conditions, Autumn Joy stonecrop requires minimal maintenance. Selecting a planting site that has lots of light and excellent soil drainage is key for healthy growth. Sitting in soggy soil can kill the plants.   But given the right conditions, you generally won’t have to do much in the way of watering or feeding your stonecrop.

Space plants at least a foot apart in the garden they will gradually fill in and form clumps. If you wish, you can cut back the stems in the late spring to limit their height and promote thicker, bushier growth. Some gardeners cut down the stems in the fall after the foliage begins to depreciate, but the stems can also be left to provide winter interest and cut down in the spring before new growth starts. Birds will feed on the dried flower heads over winter.

Light

Autumn Joy prefers to grow in full sunlight, meaning at least six hours of direct light on most days. Shady conditions can make the plant leggy and reduce flower production. But in very hot summer climates, your plants might appreciate some shade in the mid-afternoon.

This plant thrives in sandy or gravelly soil with sharp drainage. But it will tolerate loamy soil provided it is well-drained and not allowed to remain constantly damp.

Water

Autumn Joy does not need much water and has excellent tolerance for drought. Even in the heat of summer, light watering every two weeks or so is sufficient. More frequent watering can cause the roots to rot.

Temperature and Humidity

This plant tolerates a wide range of temperatures. It can thrive in extreme heat, and it often continues to look attractive in the fall until it has been exposed to a few frosts. Then, it dies back and goes dormant for winter. Humidity is typically not an issue for the plant as long as the soil doesn’t retain excessive moisture in areas with high humidity.

Fertilizer

Autumn Joy grows well in poor soils, so feeding is typically not necessary. The plant might like a light spring feeding with a balanced fertilizer if you have very poor soil. But excessive fertilizing can cause leggy growth.


Propagating Autumn Joy Stonecrop

This plant is extremely easy to propagate through stem cuttings, even if they are simply stuck into the ground. Even individual leaves fallen on the ground will sometimes take root and grow into full plants. To take a cutting, select a healthy stem and snip off around 4 to 6 inches of it. Put it in a small container with a soilless potting mix to take root, and keep the potting mix slightly moist. Once you feel resistance when you gently tug on the cutting, you’ll know it’s taken root. Then, you can plant it in your garden.

You also can divide your plants to propagate them. To divide clumps of Autumn Joy, cut the stems down to about 6 inches in the spring, and water the plants well for a couple of days before dividing. Then, lift a clump with a garden spade, and cut it into individual pieces with a trowel (or simply pull it apart with your fingers). Replant the clumps by burying them in the ground at their original depth. Water thoroughly.


Hylotelephium, Sedum, Showy Stonecrop 'Autumn Delight'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hylotelephium (hy-loh-te-LEE-fee-um) (Info)
Species: spectabile (speck-TAB-ih-lee) (Info)
Cultivar: Autumn Delight
Additional cultivar information:(PP18398, aka Beka)
Hybridized by Horvath
Registered or introduced: 2008
Synonym:Sedum spectabile

Category:

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs Water regularly do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Foliage:

Foliage Color:

Height:

Spacing:

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 °C (-35 °F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

Where to Grow:

Danger:

Bloom Color:

Bloom Characteristics:

Bloom Size:

Bloom Time:

Other details:

Soil pH requirements:

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants remove and collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Gardeners' Notes:

On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A very attractive foliage sedum, though a bit prone to fungus. Blooms in September in my garden. PP #18398

On Oct 14, 2008, Kell from (Zone 9b) wrote:

This succulent sedum has beautiful variegated leaves with bluish borders and a chartreuse center. Pink flowers will cover this plant in late summer and then go to seed in fall which adds a whole new season of visual interest. This was found as a sport on Autumn Charm (which was a sport on Autumn Joy).


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