Sedum 'Autumn Fire' - Autumn Stonecop



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Status: In Stock
Ships: Must be picked up at Nursery
Mature Height: 24 to 30 inches
Mature Spread: 18 to 24 inches
Proper Name: Sedum 'Autumn Fire'

Tags: Bloom Summer, Deer Resistant, Disease Resistant, Dry Conditions, Feeds Pollinators, Flower (Pink), Flower (Red), Full Sun, Ornamental Leaves

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Description

Tall, slender and gorgeous with a tight, upright/vertical texture, the Autumn Fire Sedum provides multi-season interest to the garden and a splendid backdrop for other plants. There is a reason this is one of the most popular sedum in North America. A disease and weather resistant perennial Autumn Fire provides outstanding texture early in the season and then ignites in the late-summer to fall with large clusters of soft red flowers. Through winter these seed pods provide food to birds and texture to the winter garden. Sedum is incredibly drought tolerant and and seems to thrive on neglect. Its color and form will be improved in dry infertile soils. If only all perennials were this easy to grow! 

Bloom Color:A combination of red, pink, and white
Bloom Period:Late summer to fall
Genus & Species:Sedum 'Autumn Fire'
Mature Height:24 to 30 inches
Mature Spread:18 to 24 inches
Plant Spacing:9 to 12 inches
Planting Depth:Plant even with the soil in pot
Planting Time:Spring or fall planting
Soil Type:Does well in dry well draining soil
Sun Exposure:Full sun (6+ hours)
Zone:3 to 9

General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.

Caring for Sedum 'Autumn Fire' - Autumn Stonecop

Sedum is easy to grow and beautiful, as a result it is one of the most popular garden plants. Sedums are extremely drought tolerant and can be grown in poor soil so long as there is good drainage. If grown in soil that is fertile, it will grow in a less attractive more spread out form. Sedum prefers full sun, but some varieties can tolerate some shade. It is very resistant to pests and disease and in the winter you'll find that birds are attracted to eat the seed heads. These heads should be removed in spring as the new growth starts to show.

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