Autumn Sedum is a plant I LOVE for so many reasons. First, it is a succulent. I feel like I’ve been so very intrigued by succulents the last couple of years. The main reason I love this plant is that it looks wonderful for the majority of the year.
This is what they look like right now. When everything else is spent or dying, here it is in it’s full glory.
I love how it just grows through the fence. This plant is SOOOOOOO easy to grow. It is fine when it pours non-stop and also when we are in borderline drought conditions. It’s the plant I forget to give some TLC to. I don’t water it when it’s dry, I don’t remember to fertilize it either. But, it still grows beautifully and puts on a wonderful flower show in the fall.
The flowers are just the most beautiful bright color now. Almost red.
In early August, here was what my autumn sedum looked like. I just love the shade of green that the flowers are. As I was editing this picture below, I thought, wow, doesn’t it look like broccoli??
This plant also stays manageable, not spreading into everything else. It is neat and contained. But, if you want to have more plants, just take one and split it into 3, 4 or if it’s a big plant even 5 or 6. It will look a little sparse the first year but when it comes up in the spring, it has it’s beautiful shape. They just seem to do well no matter what you do with them.
I took some cuttings and brought them inside. Beautiful! I do something that you might find strange, but I do this with all the flowers in bring in to dry. I give it a quick spray of hairspray while they were still outside. It just stops the little bits from falling on my counters. Just make sure you like how the hairspray smells before you spray and bring in your flowers! That little hint comes from personal experience when I bought a cheap hairspray specifically to spray my drying flowers!
I have a ring of sedum around my lamp post. I just like the look.
This is one of the few perennials that I don’t cut down in the winter. It dries and still has height, definition and some color in the winter. I love how it stands above the snow in the winter. What a gorgeous all season plant!