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Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Fire'

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Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Fire' - Showy Stonecrop

Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Fire' - Showy Stonecrop

More About Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Fire' (COPF)

  • Clump form, mounding habit
  • Upright stems with round, slightly cupped, blue-green leaves
  • Pink, star-shaped flowers form clusters on sturdy stems
  • Flower colour deepens to a deep pink with cooler weather
  • Flowers dry on stems adding winter appeal
  • Bloom Time: Late summer to late fall
  • Flower Height: 60 cm
  • Foliage Height: 45 cm

Interesting Notes:

Similar to Autumn Joy with a shorter, more compact habit. 

Zone:

3

Height:

40-45 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Pink,Pink (deep)
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Genus Overview: Sedum

Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Sedum are some of the most versitile perennials on the planet. Best grown in an average to dry, extremely well-drained soil, in full sun. They are valued for their ability to handle intense heat, and hardy enough to survive the harshest of winters, making them a perferred plant to use in xeriscaping. Most sedum can tolerate short periods of wet or shade, but note, sun and moisture levels directly effect the colour and growing habits of every sedum. Taller cultivars will benefit from pruning 6-8 weeks prior to bloom time (cut back to about 1/3) to encourage a sturdier, compact habit and prevent the heavy, flower clusters from flopping over.

Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Fire' (COPF) Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall
Fall

Habit

Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green
Blue

Landscape uses

Rooftop (extensive)
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Fire'

Sedum spectabile 'Neon'

Sedum spectabile 'Neon'

Showy Stonecrop