|Part of the
You Can Learn Landscaping and Gardening series.
By Ken Brown
Updated: August 7, 2005
The Autumn Joy Sedum is an excellent border
plant and works well in rock gardens. Mass plantings of Sedum bring out the
rich burgundy colors in late fall. You will see flowers as early as August with
the pinkish reds gradually turning a darker shade of red as the weather turns
This plant is an excellent plant for those places you just don't water often.
It is very drought tolerant and will turn a lighter shade of color if given too
much water. Plant where the sedum will see a lot of sunshine as the leaves can
actually turn floppy with too much shade.
The greenhouse recommends cutting the plant back halfway when it reaches 8
inches tall which causes the plant to produce a higher quantity of flowers
because the plant will produce more stems. Each of the stems will show a flower
head which resembles a bunch of broccoli.