Sedum AUTUMN CHARM™ ('Lajos' PP14421 COPF)
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Stonecrop-Autumn|
We've been building our stock for years, but this one was well worth the wait! This variegated sport of top-seller 'Autumn Joy', discovered by Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, is very stable and incredibly showy. The grey-green leaves have butter yellow, serrated edges and form an upright clump just like its parent.
In August, panicles of cream buds top the entire clump, then open to light pink flowers in September, followed by russet red seed heads in October.
Tall, upright sedums form substantial clumps of foliage which can be substituted for shrubs in the landscape. Their stout, sturdy stems support the massive flower heads which develop in summer and burst into bloom in fall. If left standing, they provide winter interest and food for birds.
Breeder: Intrinsic Perennial Gardens
Parentage: 'Autumn Joy' sport
Origin: Not Native to North America
Sun or Shade?:
Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Low water needs
Average water needs
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When should it bloom?:
Looking for seasonal interest?:
How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
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. Because of its thick, succulent leaves which can store water, sedum is drought tolerant. It should be sited in average to poor soil that is well-drained. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be lanky and open. Most varieties should be grown in full sun to light shade. The lower growing types, however, will survive in partial shade.
Pinching the taller varieties back by half in early summer will help prevent them from splitting. This plant is not usually bothered by pests or diseases. The seed heads of the taller varieties provide excellent winter interest and food for birds. Remove them in spring when the new growth begins to show.