Hylotelephium 'Autumn Joy'


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Hylotelephium 'Herbstfreude', better known as Hylotelephium 'Autumn Joy' or Sedum 'Autumn Joy', is a popular succulent that forms upright…


Hylotelephium 'Herbstfreude' AUTUMN JOY

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One of the most dependable and lovely perennial flowers is Sedum 'Autumn Joy', with ornamental appeal through the year. Plant in the full sun in well-drained soil. It can suffer in overly moist or fertile soils. It can be a specimen or planted in groups, it works well in containers (indoors or outside), planted in borders or rock gardens. In spring, rounded, fleshy green leaves emerge in summer the flower buds are light pink, in late summer the flowers open to red and are tremendously attractive to butterflies and bees. In the winter, browned flower heads are considered ornamental. To maintain the bushy shape and thick stems cut or pinch plants back in early spring. Plants can be propagated by division, stem or leaf cuttings.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Apids, mealybugs, nematodes, scale, slugs, and weevils can be problems. Wet soils cause rot.

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Hylotelephium, Garden Stonecrop, Showy Stonecrop 'Frosty Morn'

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hylotelephium (hy-loh-te-LEE-fee-um) (Info)
Species: erythrostictum (er-ith-roh-STIK-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Frosty Morn
Synonym:Sedum erythrostictum

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:

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

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:

Regional

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

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

North Richland Hills, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

On Mar 14, 2014, Krootie from Weirton, WV (Zone 6a) wrote:

This plant and flowers are particularly beautiful close-up. It flowers late in summer, and unfortunately the young tender shoots in the spring are eaten by the deer unless protected. They do seem to avoid eating the plant mid summer - until the flowers buds appear.

On Dec 16, 2009, bonehead from Cedarhome, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is not nearly as robust as other sedums, but is very useful as an accent plant, a nice bright spot.

On Oct 20, 2006, Lady_fern from Jeffersonville, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

This plant is not showy on its own I find it best combined with sedum "Autumn Joy" or "Purple Emperor." Its variegation complements them beautiful and they make a great statement together. You have to watch for all-green sports in the spring and remove them or yes, you will lose the variegation. "Frosty Morn" is also more susceptible to aphids than any of my other sedums, but a quick spray with insecticidal soap a couple times in the spring takes care of that, and the plant is fine the rest of the season. I like "Frosty Morn" a lot and recommend it to anyone who has "Autumn Joy" since they're such a great pair.

On Feb 1, 2006, sedum37 from Westford, MA (Zone 5b) wrote:

I've grown many sedums successfully and have not had good luck with this one. For one thing, I've found the variegation to not be true. On the same plant some of the foliage was solid green losing its variegation. Also the white flowers were not too attractive or showy in my garden. As for growth habit, after the first winter it died back quite a bit. It looked the best when I planted it from the nursery. I guess I have to try it in a different location before I totally give up on this one.

On Jan 26, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

The variegation is very attractive and I love the light pink flowers. It does have a tendency to revert. My information says that it is hardy in zones 3-10. Blooms September-November in my garden.

On Nov 24, 2005, wallaby1 from Lincoln,
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is the easiest and prettiest sedum I have. If the stems lay over the flowers will remain upright, , so no problem! loved by my pair of visiting comma butterflies. grows well, slowly increasing zone 8a in UK. Gives a nice contrast.

On Jul 10, 2004, henryr10 from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

In comment to the negative.

The drooping problem is caused by low light levels and the soil too being too rich.

It and, in our conditions most Sedum erythrostictum, benefit from a cutting back when they reach about 6-8" in height.

We cut them back by half and again when they reach 12".
This causes a much bushier and more sturdy plant.

If you keep the soil VERY lean they will also develop more slowly and be able to take the weight w/o falling over.

On Jul 6, 2004, lincolnitess from Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:

I grew this plant for 4 years and tried it in a number of different location, but was never very impressed with it. It did look nice in the spring, but by mid summer started to fall over and never looked very good the rest of the year. Flower color is not very attractive.

On Jul 5, 2004, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

IU have acqurired a piece of this plant and I stuck it in the ground just anywhere and it is growing so nicely I can't wait until it gets large enough to get a good pic of it.

On Sep 13, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

Great form of an old favorite, variegated white/green leaf coloration, takes full sun in 9b, seems stronger stemmed than some of the other varieties.


Hylotelephium, Sedum, Showy Stonecrop 'Autumn Joy'

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 Joy
Additional cultivar information:(aka Herbstfreude)
Synonym:Sedum spectabile

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:

Grow outdoors year-round in hardiness zone

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:

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:

Bear Valley Springs, California

Knights Landing, California

Lake Arrowhead, California

Stallion Springs, California

Tehachapi, California(3 reports)

Green Cove Springs, Florida

Pensacola, Florida(2 reports)

Roslindale, Massachusetts(2 reports)

West Harwich, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota(3 reports)

Elephant Butte, New Mexico

Croton On Hudson, New York

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Greensboro, North Carolina

Holly Ridge, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina(2 reports)

Taylorsville, North Carolina

MOUNT HOOD PARKDALE, Oregon

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania(2 reports)

West Chester, Pennsylvania

North Augusta, South Carolina

Orangeburg, South Carolina

Murfreesboro, Tennessee(3 reports)

Fort Worth, Texas(2 reports)

North Richland Hills, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

On Jun 18, 2018, GarySutt from Manchester, NH wrote:

Cannot say enough about this plant. It is excellent for the beginning gardener or the well seasoned one. Contrary to a note here, it does attract bees and butterflies.

Propagate: Break a stem, stick it in the ground and water once or twice. That is it.

Annual maintenance: Break stalks down to the crown after first frost. Mulch stems.

The two types I have, the pink flowered opens grow to 12" tall and the red ones to 18". Pinch them back in June to keep them shorter if you want. Root /plant the stems.

Deer, rodent. insect, resistant. Loves drought and neglect!

On May 20, 2014, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

True 'Autumn Joy' is a sterile hybrid, which is why the 'seedheads' don't shatter and instead remain for winter interest. As with Rudbeckia 'Goldsturm', much of the material offered for sale in the US is seed-grown, and is not the true cultivar. Most of these impostors bloom earlier than 'Autumn Joy', which begins to bloom here (Boston Z6a) the first week of September.

All of these upright sedums tend to sprawl if not divided every few years---best done in early spring, before they put on much top growth---or at least cut back in late spring/early summer.

They tolerate partial shade, grow well in acid soils as well as alkaline, and aren't in the least deer resistant. The foliage is glaucous and not glossy.

I've never seen 'Autumn Joy' get over . read more 24" tall. Usually it's about 18".

On May 19, 2014, Oenone22 from Portsmouth,
United Kingdom wrote:

'Autumn Joy' is a hybrid of spectabile and telephium. It does not produce nectar, and consequently does not attract butterflies, unlike S. spectabile cultivars such as 'Carmen', and 'Brilliant'.

On May 19, 2014, quiltbug48 from Bolivar, MO wrote:

I planted my autumn Joy about 19 years ago and it is still going very strong however, it keeps it's pale green heads all through autumn, never turning to pink nor red. It gets full sun. Also it has never spread more than about 12 inches in diameter. I do nothing to it other than admire the pretty leaves and pale green heads, no watering, no fertilizing. Should I be doing something to encourage the heads to change colors?

On Sep 27, 2012, lanahi from Kamiah, ID wrote:

The pollinators are always on this plant, so I'd plant it for that as much as anything else. It is a neat and interesting plant.
I have seen it growing in the shade, and it doesn't have as bright flowers as the ones growing in full sun.
The leaves and stems of ALL sedums are edible, BTW. They have a kind of peppery taste that goes well raw in salads or cooked with other ingredients.

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

A dependable Sedum, though it is used a bit too frequently in my opinion. Blooms September-October in my garden.

On Sep 14, 2011, JanWR from Trumansburg, NY wrote:

'Autumn Joy' is a nice foil for other late bloomers such as asters, and a good contrast to fine-leaved plants. Have grown it successfully in heavy clay soils in Maryland and Virginia, and moist loam in central New York. This is one tough plant, but well-behaved. However, in southern Virginia it is 'deer resistant' only to the extent that my plants have survived years of cropping by the night raiders, who seem to love both the flowers and the juicy leaves.

On Aug 7, 2011, Wrenflower from Fort Collins, CO wrote:

Very hardy. I picked this up for free at a garage sale. It was dried out and appeared dead. I sat the plastic pot out on some rocks with a hot southwest exposure against a light colored wall over two winters and it comes back every year. Whether I water it or not it survives. I planted it in the same location and it is still going strong.

On Jul 25, 2010, mezzomomm from Tehachapi, CA wrote:

I've just been given some cuttings and am wondering if I have to put this in a gopher cage. Does anyone have any experience with this particular plant and gophers?

On Oct 11, 2009, JoyfulSeason from Kerrville, TX wrote:

When I lived in Maryland (zone 6), the Autumn Joy sedums thrived, and were seen everywhere. In the late afternoons, they tended to wilt a bit, but by morning they were upright, again. The sedums did tend to flop when they bloomed, but I learned that if I cut mine back by 1/2 around July 4th, they didn't flop in the fall. I grew new plants from the cuttings and planted them when they rooted. In a few years, I had them growing all over my flower beds, and was giving them to friends. Now, I live in Texas (zone 7b), with entirely different growing conditions. Gave the Autumn Joys a try in a container last year, but they got whiteflies (huh. ). They were mostly in shade, which may have been the problem. Quickly took some cuttings and destroyed the mother plants. The cuttings are doi. read more ng great in late afternoon sun this year without a pest problem. In this dryer, hotter climate, I didn't cut them back in July like I did in Maryland, and they seem to be fine -- no flopping when they bloomed. Am going to increase the amount of sun exposure with cuttings next year. I don't see Autumn Joys grown here in Texas, but I do see them being offered in the nurseries. Haven't lived in Texas very long -- perhaps these great plants are just arriving in this market. (?)

On Jun 29, 2009, carpathiangirl from Akron, OH (Zone 5a) wrote:

Quite long-lived perennial too -- mine is more than 10 y.o. Not floppy for me. Comes back early in the spring and already set buds (end of June).

On Jun 29, 2009, beachwoman from South Kingstown, RI (Zone 5b) wrote:

After seeing Autumn Joy in a friend's yard four years ago, we took cuttings and started growing it as well (South Kingstown, RI). It has quickly become one of our favorites, growing in all sections of the yard, flourishing in different kinds of soils or sun conditions, needing little or no
care. Since Autumn Joy did so well, we tried other varieties of sedum which are also hardy and beautiful, perfect choices for rock gardens, around walkways and container gardening. Many positive comments from neighbors!

On Jun 29, 2009, planterlady from Thornbury,
Canada wrote:

I have this plant as a border around our small patio - there is green all season and then of course we enjoy the color changes. Gives the patio privacy without closing it in entirely. Great plant.

On Jun 29, 2009, ptworek from West Harwich, MA wrote:

I have first year plantings that began very well. But June has been a month of rain almost every day. The plants are laying on the ground, stems flopping sideways from the center. Sould I try to raise and stake the stems, hoping that the remainder of the summer will help them reposition and grow upward? or should I leave them laying on the soil?

On Jun 19, 2009, darylmitchell from Saskatoon, SK (Zone 3a) wrote:

I have two Autumn Joy sedums in the south-facing flower bed against my house. They're both planted in the rain shadow of the house, so any water they get comes from when I water them with the hose. They're pretty tough and survive the extreme cold of our winters. One seems to be smaller than the other, but it could be because it's shaded for part of the day by the front steps. Other than that, they seem to thrive on neglect.

On May 17, 2008, Katze from Minneapolis, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This plant is definitely a tough plant and one that is nearly impossible to kill. They will grow in part shade, but will not get as large as those in full sun. The 'Autumn Joy' cultivar seems to have foliage that are one of three shades: the regular deep gray-green described here, variegated (yellow with a lighter green), and a lighter green that is almost the same color you'd find on Stock 'Vintage Mix' (we have all three in our yard, planted by the former owners of our house). I've never had problems with these plants flopping, but maybe that's because I ignore our Sedums unless it is unusually dry out.

The main reason I keep these is because of their blooms, which start out a pale pink and slowly darken to a deep brown-red.

On Apr 13, 2008, sunnytop56 from Lincoln, NE (Zone 5a) wrote:

I had this plant growing all over the yard when I moved in. At first I thought I'd have to get rid of it thinking it to be the ugliest plant. However when fall came it made up for the rest of the year and I ended up leaving it all alone. I was amazed that sun was listed. Most of mine are growing under shady trees and grow like weeds into huge plants.

On Nov 17, 2007, kd2000 from toronto,
Canada wrote:

This is a fabulous plant and does very well in my Zone 4/5 Canadian garden. It provides great spring/summer foliage and shape interest, and a nice fall colour display. I have found propagation to be very easy. I divided 4 mature specimens into 10 in early spring, and all 10 recovered to the size of the parent by fall with only a bit of bonemeal as aid. Cuttings also root very easily, I take 4" cuttings leaving 2 leaves on and stick them directly into a nursery bed in spring, most try to flower by fall. However, as they seem to recover size so quickly through division I would recommend division, as my cuttings seem to grow very slowly.

On Aug 4, 2007, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Received the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), 1993 Award of Garden Merit. Reconfirmed in 2006.

On Jun 21, 2007, susybell from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

For me, basically effortless. Hasn't taken over the world like so much seems to do, fills in nicely, blooms every year. I leave the seed heads for birds over the winter and cut them back when the new growth is starting to pop up. That's all I do. I may divide them this year.

On Oct 17, 2006, laura10801 from Fairfield County, CT (Zone 6b) wrote:

I find this plant to be a bit leggy, but aside from that it is nice enough. I am really not that fond of it and I don't treat it particularly well, but the thing seems to be made of cast iron, I've moved it 3 times and it always seems to be fine. It reminds me in appearance of purple flowered broccoli.

On Sep 1, 2006, soulbloom from Richmond, VA wrote:

I bought this plant last year and didn't know much about gardening. I neglected the plant by leaving it in its original pot outside over the winter. Suprisingly, it came back. This year, I platned it in a small bed with other succulents and it has done very well. I hope to add some more to my garden in the future.

On Jun 13, 2006, yoho05 from NCR,
Canada wrote:

I could not provide my zipcode to the 'Regional' area of this page as I do not live in the USA. This plant grows like a house on fire here in Ottawa, Ontario we are in Canadian zone 5a, where winter temps can creep down to -30C.

This is a most reliable and sturdy plant that is green for most of the summer and blooms profusely just as most of the other flowers here are fading - a joy in autumn indeed. Easy to share by splitting, which you have to do every few years anyway. It seems salt tolerant, as we use a lot of this in my area, just to keep from injuring ourselves as we walk about in the winter LOL. Great for small gardens or large ones.

On May 23, 2006, winging from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

This plant is quite hardy and provides winter interest if you leave the stalks with the seedheads over the winter. The only problem I've had with it is that in one specific spot the plants always die from root rot, but this is likely because of the slope and the lack of drains in the retaining wall.

So moral of the story, it doesn't like wet feet.

On Dec 26, 2005, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

I have been growing these for several years now and love them. They are absolutely fool-proof and require no care whatsoever. So very easy to make more- cut off a bit and stick in the ground and voila- more sedums! Hot, humid and dry Georgia summers don't faze them a bit. I love the way the plants look during all 4 seasons.

On May 18, 2005, Gindee77 from Hampton, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

The sedum in my garden attract butterflies and they look good when the blooms are open. They look like thousands of little roses.

On Mar 22, 2005, PerryPost from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

In reference to JoanJ's comment about 'Autumn Joy' as a bee magnet, two years in a row now we have found late season bees (honey and bumble) on the blooms in the early morning, so cold they could barely move (great opportunity to pet them!) After some time in the sun they are able to fly away.

Moral of the story. . plant Autumn Joy for your late season nectar and pollen feeders. In the warmer states they are supposed to be great for Monarchs too. I wouldn't know, most of the Monarchs have left Minnesota by the time Autumn Joy is in full swing.

On Dec 29, 2004, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

This is a truly lovely plant in late fall when the gardens are starting to look a little tired. This pulls through and blooms strong and is a bumbleebee magnet.

On Oct 21, 2004, jsandco from West Bend, WI (Zone 5b) wrote:

This plant provides some winter interest to the garden. The rust flower stalks stay upright all winter, look nice with frost on them or especially when they catch the snow.

On Oct 18, 2004, henryr10 from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6b) wrote:

We have found w/ all Stonecrop type Sedum that pinching back helps the correct the 'floppies'.
This helps tremendously w/ those grown in less than ideal conditions, soil too rich, too little sun, etc.

We pinch at 6" high then take off about 4-6" at 12" tall
(which become our new starts).
You'll get a fuller straighter plant w/ far more blooms.

'Autumn Joy' though is one of the sturdier of this type.
Far less prone to flopping.

On Aug 5, 2004, shortcm from Wilmington, DE (Zone 7b) wrote:

I'm glad to hear the reason for my "floppy" plant. I'd actually dug it up and replaced it with a newer, sturdier version. I'll try the leftover clump where it won't get much water, and more sun.

If anyone wants a root cutting for postage or trade, email me!

On Aug 4, 2004, PurplePansies from Deal, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is a fine plant. good if you want something really indestructable and easy to grow. Looks nice with echinaceas and rudbeckias. NOt the prettiest plant though. pretty leaves although they can look very catctusy and inaapropriate in some gardens. especially up north. the blooms are nothing to write home about. Look like broccoli. good for low maintenance long term long season though not year round interest though. would I reccomend it. naaaahhhhh

On Sep 23, 2003, Karenn from Mount Prospect, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

The more you ignore this variety, the better it does. Yes, it does take a year or two to really establish a clump, but you should not amend clay soil, and you should not "feed" these plants. The amended and fed soil (along with too much water) is what creates the "floppies"! Left to their own devices, they self-sow willy-nilly anywhere within 10 to 20 feet! And, yes, they are very easy to propagate. Break off a stem & stick it in the ground! You'll have a small plant the next year, and a mature plant the following year.

On Jun 20, 2003, haleygem from Saugus, MA wrote:

Very Hardy. I have it growing in a mostly shade garden in the NE zone 6. I know it is a sun plant but this just shows how hardy it is.

On Apr 24, 2003, beckykay from Godfrey, IL (Zone 6a) wrote:

I have been growing them for several years and have passed these plants on to friends and neighbors. Very easy to divide. I do use a round cage to help hold them together after they are about 6" tall or they seem to fall over. Have a great gardening day today. Thx.

On Apr 24, 2003, jkom51 from Oakland, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I hope these do better their second year compared to the first year (container plants installed March '02). Contrary to what others have posted, here in Northern CA mine bloom in the springtime after the winter rains. What I found disappointing is that without regular water, the flowerheads don't even open just turn an ugly brown.

During the summer the plants were rather unattractive, particularly compared to the lantana, scaevola, euryops, etc., which bloomed very well on smaller amounts of water than the sedums apparently needed.

They died back a bit in late winter last year and now have almost doubled in size. I'm crossing my fingers that they'll perform better this year.

I think their foliage is very ordinary-looking compared to the newer . read more varieties that are out. There are variegated leaf and purple leaf forms now, that I think would be more attractive when the plant is out of bloom.

On Apr 23, 2003, Kelli from L.A. (Canoga Park), CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

My Autumn Joy bloom in August and are a sign to me that the oppressive summer heat will soon be tapering off.

On Apr 23, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

This perennially-popular perennial was created in 1955 by crossing Sedum spectabile with Sedum telephium. It is often found listed as S. spectabile or S. telephium.

Autumn Joy Sedum is a succulent perennial with 6" flat-topped flower spikes that open pale-pink darken with age to bronze. Foliage is grayish green. Nice early fall addition to the garden.


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