Hylotelephium (Herbstfreude Group) 'Herbstfreude'
'Herbstfreude' is an herbaceous perennial forming a clump to 60cm in height, with fleshy, oblong, glaucous green leaves and large flat terminal clusters of starry flowers in early autumn. The flowers open from greenish-pink buds, rapidly progressing through pale pink to become deep pink and ultimately taking on a brownish hue
SynonymsSedum spectabile 'Herbstfreude'
Sedum 'Indian Chief'
see moreSedum 'Autumn Joy'
Hylotelephium spectabile 'Indian Chief'
Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'
Sedum spectabile 'Indian Chief'
Sedum (Herbstfreude Group) 'Herbstfreude'
Sedum Autumn Joy
Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
Hylotelephium are succulent perennials with heads of small star-shaped flowers in summer to autumn. They are sometimes included within the genus Sedum
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. A drought-tolerant plant
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Gravel garden
- Patio and container plants
- Wildlife gardens
- Flower borders and beds
Cut back after flowering to maintain shape or leave seedheads overwinter
May be subject to root rot
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