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botanical name:
Sedum 'Herbstfreude'
Sedum 'Herbstfreude' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Sedum 'Autumn Joy'
family:  Crassulaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.50m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour: pink
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: -39°C
USDA zone: 3 to 9
description:
Outstanding German hybrid and very popular. Clump forming perennial with fleshy stems and leaves. Large flattened flowerheads of dusky pink ageing to coppery red. Strong growing and tolerant of poor soils.

cultivation:
Best grown in rather poor, dryish soil in full sun. Rich soils tend to promote lush grown which causes the clumps to spread open at flowering time.

usage:
Good for late colour in the borders.

Attractive to insects.

other notes:
A hybrid of Sedum spectabile X Sedum telephium.

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