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Autumn Delight Stonecrop

Sedum 'Autumn Delight'

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Autumn Delight Stonecrop (Sedum 'Autumn Delight') at The Growing Place

Autumn Delight Stonecrop flowers

Autumn Delight Stonecrop flowers

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Autumn Delight Stonecrop (Sedum 'Autumn Delight') at The Growing Place

Autumn Delight Stonecrop in bloom

Autumn Delight Stonecrop in bloom

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Autumn Delight Stonecrop (Sedum 'Autumn Delight') at The Growing Place

Autumn Delight Stonecrop foliage

Autumn Delight Stonecrop foliage

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Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Other Names:  Autumn Stonecrop, Showy Stonecrop


A highly desirable and popular groundcover, forming a dense mound completely covered in broccoli-like shell pink flowers which fade to red in early fall, variegated chartreuse and blue-green foliage is prominent all season; needs a dry and sunny location

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Ornamental Features

Autumn Delight Stonecrop has masses of beautiful clusters of shell pink flowers at the ends of the stems from late summer to late fall, which emerge from distinctive creamy white flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive large succulent oval leaves remain chartreuse in color with showy bluish-green variegation throughout the season.

Landscape Attributes

Autumn Delight Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Autumn Delight Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Autumn Delight Stonecrop will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Autumn Delight Stonecrop is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features