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Autumn Fire Stonecrop

Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Fire'

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Autumn Fire Stonecrop (Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Fire') at Tagawa Gardens

Autumn Fire Stonecrop in bloom

Autumn Fire Stonecrop in bloom

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Autumn Fire Stonecrop (Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Fire') at Tagawa Gardens

Autumn Fire Stonecrop flowers

Autumn Fire Stonecrop flowers

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Height:  30 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Showy Stonecrop

Description:

A very showy fall-blooming perennial with thick succulent leaves; an improvement on the popular Autumn Joy with a denser, more upright habit and deeper rose-pink flowers, highly effective in mass plantings

Ornamental Features

Autumn Fire Stonecrop has masses of beautiful clusters of rose flowers at the ends of the stems from late summer to late fall, which emerge from distinctive coral-pink flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its large succulent round leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Autumn Fire 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 bees and 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 Fire Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Autumn Fire Stonecrop will grow to be about 24 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.

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 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 is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Texture  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer: Inventory varies seasonally as well as by the hour during busy season. Please call us directly 303-690-4722 or visit us for current availability.


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