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Stonecrop Autumn Joy

Stonecrop - Autumn Joy

Autumn Joy is a very dependable and attractive perennial choice for most of the
year. Offering wonderful foliage interest earlier in the season with succulent,
fleshy gray-green leaves appearing in early spring. This plant begins to produce
green broccoli-like buds in mid-summer. Followed by densely clustered flat
flowerbuds that are pale pink maturing to rosy-red in August then turning to
rust-red in the fall. The Sedum ‘Herbstfreude’ (Autumn Joy), is one of the
finest of all upright Sedums. This versatile perennial is a perfect filler plant
for a sunny, well-drained spot. A valuable late source of nectar for butterflies
and bees. The dried flowerheads provide structure and color in the late-fall and
winter if left in the garden to dry-out. In the spring the new leaf buds start
to show at the base of the plant and they look like tiny cabbages.