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Sedum AUTUMN CHARM™ ('Lajos' PP14421 COPF)

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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

Characteristics:



Height:
  14-18 Inches
Spread:
  18 Inches
Flower Color:
  Pink shades
Foliage Color:
  Variegated
Hardiness Zone:
3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Find Your Zone
Sun or Shade?:
  Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
  Low water needs
  Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
  Attracts butterflies
Need critter resistant plants?:
  Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?:
  Medium
When should it bloom?:
  Late summer
  Early fall
Looking for seasonal interest?:
  Fall Color
How's your soil?:
  Poor Soil
  Average 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?:
  Rock Garden
  Eclectic

Attributes:

Border plants
Container
Cut flower or foliage
Dried flower or seed heads
Drought Tolerant
Mass Planting
Salt Tolerant
Specimen or focal point
Easy to grow

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:

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.


Companions:

Common/Botanical Name
Zones  
Panicum amarum 'Dewey Blue'
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental
4,5,6,7,8,9
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Caryopteris incana 'Blue Myth'
Common Name: Blue Mist Shrub
5,6,7,8,9
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Aster oblongifolius 'October Skies'
Common Name: Aster-Aromatic
5,6,7,8
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Veronica spicata 'Foxy Lady' PP20679
Common Name: Speedwell
4,5,6,7,8
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Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
Common Name: Grass-Ornamental
5,6,7,8,9
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Chrysanthemum 'Harmony'
Common Name: Mum-Hardy Garden
5,6,7,8,9
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Perovskia 'Longin'
Common Name: Russian Sage
5,6,7,8,9
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While every effort has been made to describe this plant accurately, please keep in mind that the height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates throughout the country. The description of this plant was written based on our experience growing it in Michigan (USDA hardiness zone 5) and on numerous outside resources.