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Hylotelephium telephium 'Autumn Joy' (Sedum 'Autumn Joy')

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 telephium 'Autumn Joy'

Other names

Sedum 'Autumn Joy', Sedum telephium 'Autumn Joy'

Genus

Hylotelephium Hylotelephium

Variety or Cultivar

'Autumn Joy' _ 'Autumn Joy' is one of the finest of all upright Sedums. The umbrella-like flower heads are pink and change to a rosy red in autumn and contrasting with its green foliage.

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


Hylotelephium telephium 'Autumn Joy' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Apricot, Pink, Orange in Summer; Orange, Apricot, Pink 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 methods

Division, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Hylotelephium telephium 'Autumn Joy' (Sedum 'Autumn Joy') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Containers, 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)

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Botanical name

Hylotelephium telephium 'Autumn Joy'

Other names

Sedum 'Autumn Joy', Sedum telephium 'Autumn Joy'

Genus

Hylotelephium Hylotelephium

Variety or Cultivar

'Autumn Joy' _ 'Autumn Joy' is one of the finest of all upright Sedums. The umbrella-like flower heads are pink and change to a rosy red in autumn and 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

Apricot, Pink, Orange in Summer; Orange, Apricot, Pink 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 methods

Division, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hylotelephium telephium 'Autumn Joy' (Sedum 'Autumn Joy') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Containers, 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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Sedum 'Autumn Joy' (17/10/2011)

(26/11/2011)

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