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Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'

Autumn Joy stonecrop

Native to China & Korea (cultivar)


A late summer/fall beauty that grows up to 2 feet tall and wide.  Extremely adaptable in full sun with great drought tolerance.  Flowers open pink and are very attractive to butterflies and bees.  The flowers fade to a coppery red and are a terrific compliment to grasses that have the same striking colors.  Plants can be trimmed in spring when the plants are 8 inches tall to reduce overall height, but will delay flowering to later in the season.  


18-24 in


18-24 in


18-24 in

USDA Hardiness Zone:

3 - 9

Bloom Color:


Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy' Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Pollinators
  • Butterflies


  • Dried Flower
  • Cut Flower
  • Coastal
  • Rock Garden
  • Clay Soil
  • Naturalizing
  • Interesting Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant


  • Full Sun

Flowering Months

  • October
  • September

Foliage Color

  • Gray-Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Salt Tolerance

  • Low

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Dry to Moist