Sedum Autumn Fire Plants for Sale Online
Sedum Autumn Fire produces clusters of bold clusters of closely packed, rosy pink flowers that appear in late summer, that age to a salmon bronze and finish with a deep coppery red in fall. An easy-to-grow plant that not only tolerates drought but seems to thrive in it. The sturdy stems of Sedum Autumn Fire keep it beautifully intact throughout its bloom period for an outstanding show!
About Your Sedum Autumn Fire
Flowering Sedum Autumn Fire Plants
An improvement on a classic upright sedum with large flat flower heads, this selection holds up much longer into fall than Sedum Autumn Joy. Plants are easy in almost all soils and grow in full sun to part shade. Deciduous, glaucous, waxy blue-green stems and leaves with alternate leaves on succulent stems. Plants go from light rose to bright red to deep bronze red in color as fall turns into winter. 18-24 inch tall and 20-30 inches wide. Very showy in late fall – leave the stems on over winter and they look great in the snow, keeping a rusty red color. Butterflies and bumblebees love this plant. Plants are useful in the border, rock garden, or as a filler in that odd spot. Mix in with 'Stella De Ora' daylilies and garden phlox. Plants are long lived and can grow into very large clumps.
|Mature Height:||2.5 to 3 feet|
|Mature Width:||2 feet|
|Mature Width:||2 feet|
|Habit:||Upright, clump forming|
|Flower Color:||Rose Pink|
|Flowering Season:||Mid-June through frost|
|Soil Condition:||Prefers dry, average to sandy soil, wont tolerate wet soil in winter|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting. Attracts pollinators and hummingbirds.|
How to Care for Sedum Autumn Fire
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Sedum Autumn Fire plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Sedum Autumn Fire does prefer drier soils in the winter so if there was ever a plant that we would recommend not adding topsoil or compost this is one.