Sedum 'Autumn Fire' (Stonecrop)
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Sedum 'Autumn Fire' (Stonecrop)

Stonecrop 'Autumn Fire', Sedum telephium 'Autumn Fire', Showy Sedum 'Autumn Fire', Hylotelephium 'Autumn Fire'


Sedum 'Autumn Fire' (Stonecrop) is an upright, clump-forming, deciduous perennial with a striking foliage of thick, fleshy, glaucous green leaves. Blooming in late summer and fall, a profusion of showy flowerheads packed with star-shaped, bright rosy flowers are on display. They are borne on stout, upright stems and rise with majesty above the foliage clump. Both foliage and dead inflorescences remain attractive through winter, providing some additional interest. Autumn Fire is an improved form of famous Sedum 'Autumn Joy' with larger flower heads and a longer blooming season. This sun-loving perennial is ideal for containers, alpine beds, rock gardens and other hot, dry spots. Very compact, this showy sedum is perfect for small garden spaces.

  • Grows up to 24-30 in. tall (60-75 cm) and 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm).
  • Best grown in full sun, in average, dry to medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates very light shade and poor soils. Drought once established.
  • Provides color and contrast to beds and borders or rock gardens at a time when most plants have stopped blooming. Effective when planted en masse or in groups.
  • Flowers are attractive to bees, and butterflies and are excellent as cut flowers. The seed heads provide food for birds.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Rabbit resistant
  • Low maintenance, this Sedum forgives neglect!

Members of the genus Hylotelephium, border sedums are essential beauties for the late season garden and deserve a spot in gravel gardens. Undemanding, not aggressive, with fleshy, drought resistant foliage and lovely domed flowerheads packed with a profusion of tiny starry flowers, opening to white, pink or red blossoms in late summer or early fall, they are a popular attraction to butterflies. They look particularly attractive with Asters, Solidago (Ornamental Golden rods), Boltonias and Ornamental Grasses. Standing for months, their faded flowers and seed heads provide a colorful display in late fall and winter, even under snow caps. There are hundreds of Hylotelephium cultivars and hybrids to pick from. Which one will be yours?

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Sedum - Stonecrops
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Sedum - Stonecrops
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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