My Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ had a really tough winter last year. Then the deer ate it off…it has been through the wringer.
Lots of gardeners have the old variety before ‘Autumn Joy’ was introduced. The old variety you will know if you have it as about July 1st it splits in the middle and lays down in all directions. Pinching back in early spring and then again in June will help.
If you are tired of your old Sedum…here is one that was at Bergeson Nursery and Gardens.
It doesn’t have the reddish color of ‘Autumn Joy’ but it is pretty in it’s own right. Its foliage is more blue-green than the green foliage of ‘Autumn Joy.’ Its growth habit seemed more compact with flower heads closer together.
It appeared to be about 10 inches tall. This one may have been pinched back…I think it is normally about 16 inches tall.
If I were going to plant more Sedum I would probably pick this one. The butterflies and the bees like this plant…so don’t plant it next to your door or near where you walk everyday. My Sedum have been just covered with bees in the Fall.
A few years back I took this photo of a busy bee on ‘Autumn Joy’