Stonecrop 'Herbstfreude'

Sedum 'Herbstfreude' | Also known as: Sedum telephium 'Herbstfreude', Autumn stonecrop 'Herbstfreude' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

As a genus, Sedum has some 350 species to its name and with such an array of colours, textures and appearances, it can arguably create a garden all of its own. But, whether you’d prefer a contained, luxurious mound of greenery or larger areas carpeted by spreading foliage, Sedum is certain to have something to suit you. Known as Stonecrop, a common feature amongst most species is the clusters of tiny star-shaped yellow, pink, red or white flowers that rise above the foliage on branched stems. And since they are considered perfect for rockeries and border edges, many gardens have at least one species. Hardy in cold and drought, the right soil conditions depend on the species.

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Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Avoid eating this plant, or you may have mild stomach upset. Its sap may irritate your skin.
Height [m]
  • 0.6
Spread [m]
  • 0.6
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early autumn
  • Mid autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
  • division
Growth habit
  • Bushy
  • Clump-forming
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-8
Heat zone
  • H10-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -7
Heat days
  • 0 - 180
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Cacti & succulents
  • Succulents
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and foliage
Creative category
  • Colours
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Containers
  • Gravel garden
  • Wildlife gardens
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years