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Other common names
Hylotelephium spectabile 'Indian Chief' Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Joy'
Sedum spectabile 'Herbstfreude' Sedum spectabile 'Indian Chief' Sedum AUTUMN JOY Sedum 'Autumn Joy' Sedum 'Indian Chief'
Sedum may be annuals or herbaceous or evergreen perennials with succulent stems and leaves and clusters of small, star-shaped flowers in summer or autumn
'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
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
SoilSand, Loam, Chalk
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. A drought-tolerant plant
Propagate by division in spring. Propagate by softwood cuttings of non-flowering shoots in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Flower borders and beds
Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Wildlife Gardens Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Cut back after flowering to maintain shape or leave seedheads overwinter
Pests May be damaged by slugs, snails and vine weevil
May be subject to root rot
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