Autumn Joy Sedum Care and Maintenance in Zone 6:
Autumn Joy needs very little care. You just plant it and it just gets on with it.
It likes full sun to partial shade.
Hot and dry conditions. I only water mine once a week.
It likes well drained soil.
Propagate by division.
I grow Autumn Joy mostly for fall and winter colour.
In August the flowers are pink - then darkens to Red and by winter the seed-heads are a gorgeous brown.
Good for Zone 4 - 10.
Herbaceous Perennial in zone 6.
Autumn Joy Maintenance Zone 6:
I don't do anything to my Autumn Joy Sedum except for watering.
In the spring I cut my sedums died flowering stalks back, give it some compost. That's it.
In July I pinch my sedums back to encourage them to bush out and stay straight.
A lot of my plants get a haircut in July like, Cosmos, Mums, Fever Few etc.
Easy to propagate, but I like doing it in the spring.
Cut a piece of the sedum, clean the bottom leaves of the stem and plant.
I just keep it watered until it takes root and it's done.
Autumn Joy will thrive in semi-shade, but it will be floppy.
Mid August to Mid October in Zone 6.
12 - 36 inches
Blooms and Size:
Tiny, pink, star shaped flowers borne in flat clutters.
In a mature plant, the bloom clusters can be up to six inches.
I really don't water Sedums very much. Once a week if it doesn't rain. Succullents need very little water.
The same depth that it was in the pot.
The crown of the Sedum plant should be the same level as the surrounding soil.
I like Ornamental Grasses, Lavender and Irises.