The border varieties of Stonecrop are a dependable choice for the late summer and fall garden, offering foliage interest earlier in the season, then a colourful display of flowers in the fall. Autumn Joy is by far the most popular of these, a familiar sight when it begins to produce green broccoli-like buds in mid-summer, which gradually open into enormous dusty-pink flower heads, finally deepening to rich bronzy-red. Even the dead flower heads have good winter effect. In rich soils, plants may be pinched in June to prevent floppiness. A classic perennial!
Autumn Fire Stonecrop Sedum s. 'Autumn Fire' Similar to 'Autumn Joy' but with a tighter growth habit and thicker foliage. Bold clusters of rosy-pink flowers bloom above handsome, gray-green succulent leaves. Flowers age to a deep coppery-red in fall and persist well into winter. Great for attracting butterflies.
Autumn Joy Stonecrop Sedum s. 'Autumn Joy' Showy, compact, drought-tolerant perennial displaying purplish to bluish-green leaves. Green broccoli-like buds open to reveal large, dusky-pink flower heads that age to a rich coppery-red. Ideal for attacting butterflies to the late summer garden.