| Sedum Autumn Delight ('Beka' PP18398) (25) plants
Common name: Stonecrop-Autumn. a/k/a Hylotelephium
Zones 3 to 9.
Plants reach 18 to 24 inches tall and 22 to 28 inches wide, upright habit.
Growth rate: Moderate, easy to grow.
Chartreuse-yellow leaves with a narrow, blue-green, serrated margin, on thick, upright stems. In late summer, cream buds open to large clusters of light pink flowers which appear to cover the entire clump of foliage. Bronze seed heads extend plant interest well into winter. This brightly variegated sport of Autumn CharmÃ¯Â¿Â½?Ã¯Â¿Â½, which is a sport of 'Autumn Joy', forms a substantial clump of foliage which can be substituted for shrubs in the landscape.
Performs best in full sun in moist, well-drained soils, but it is extremely urban tolerant. Sedum can be grown in highly stressful sites around rockery with thin, poor, or very dry soils, of various pH, low fertility, extreme heat, drought, and high light reflectance; however, it is not tolerant of wet or poorly drained soils. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be lanky and open. Most Sedum varieties should be grown in full sun to light shade; however, lower growing types will survive in partial shade.
Sedum is one of the most popular perennials grown in American gardens because it is very easy to grow and hardy in most areas of the country. Thick, succulent leaves which can store water, allow established sedum to withstand periods of drought. Divide sedum every 3 to 4 years to maintain compact growth habit. Older plants tend to split in the center if they have not been divided. Pinching the taller varieties back by half in early summer will also help prevent them from splitting. This plant is not usually bothered by pests or diseases.
Excellent as a border plant, container, cut flower or foliage, dried flower or seed heads, drought tolerant, mass plantings, and salt tolerant. Attracts butterflies, Rabbit resistant.
Shipped bare root.