Autumn Sedum

Scientific Name: Hylotelephium ‘Autum Joy’

Family: Crassulaceae

Height: 1.5-2 ft.

Spread: 1.5-2 ft.

Bloom Time: September-October

Native Range: Hybird of plants from North America, Asia, and Europe

Ecological Value: Nectar source, particularly popular with bees and skippers

Human Value: Leaves are edible. New spring growth is best.

According to Wikipedia “Herbstfreude’ agm hybrid is also known in English as “Autumn Joy,” which is a literal translation from the German. It is a hybrid between Sedum telephium and H. spectabile. It is self-sterile, as it exhibits female flower parts only.” (

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