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Hylotelephium (Herbstfreude Group) 'Herbstfreude' (Stonecrop 'Herbstfreude')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hylotelephium (Herbstfreude Group) 'Herbstfreude'

Other names

Stonecrop 'Herbstfreude', Sedum 'Autumn Joy', Hylotelephium spectabile 'Indian Chief', Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy', Sedum spectabile 'Herbstfreude', Sedum spectabile 'Indian Chief', Sedum 'Indian Chief', Sedum (Herbstfreude Group) 'Herbstfreude'

Genus

Hylotelephium Hylotelephium

Variety or Cultivar

'Herbstfreude' _ 'Herbstfreude' is one of the finest of all upright Sedums. Flat clusters of star-shaped, pink flowers change to a rosy red in autumn, contrasting with its green foliage.

Sedum are nectar rich plants, which encourage beneficial wildlife, such as ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies into the garden


Hylotelephium (Herbstfreude Group) 'Herbstfreude' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Orange, Apricot, Pink in Summer; Apricot, Pink, Orange in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil

Foot and root rot Foot and root rot

General care

Pruning

Either cut back after flowering to keep shape tidy or leave seedheads for overwinter interest.

Propagation

Divide in spring every 3-4 years to maintain vigour.

Propagation methods

Division, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Hylotelephium (Herbstfreude Group) 'Herbstfreude' (Stonecrop 'Herbstfreude') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Hylotelephium (Herbstfreude Group) 'Herbstfreude'

Other names

Stonecrop 'Herbstfreude', Sedum 'Autumn Joy', Hylotelephium spectabile 'Indian Chief', Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy', Sedum spectabile 'Herbstfreude', Sedum spectabile 'Indian Chief', Sedum 'Indian Chief', Sedum (Herbstfreude Group) 'Herbstfreude'

Genus

Hylotelephium Hylotelephium

Variety or Cultivar

'Herbstfreude' _ 'Herbstfreude' is one of the finest of all upright Sedums. Flat clusters of star-shaped, pink flowers change to a rosy red in autumn, contrasting with its green foliage.

Sedum are nectar rich plants, which encourage beneficial wildlife, such as ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies into the garden

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Orange, Apricot, Pink in Summer; Apricot, Pink, Orange in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Foot and root rot

General care

Pruning

Either cut back after flowering to keep shape tidy or leave seedheads for overwinter interest.

Propagation

Divide in spring every 3-4 years to maintain vigour.

Propagation methods

Division, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hylotelephium (Herbstfreude Group) 'Herbstfreude' (Stonecrop 'Herbstfreude') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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