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Autumn Wine

Having inherited several Sedum plants, I watched them with mild interest all summer. I was pleasantly surprised by the gorgeous display they have blessed us with this fall. They are autumn wine flowers. In August they were a light Chablis color, and then they deepened into a Rose, then a Merlot, and now turning a deep Burgundy. I've marveled at the variety of bees and butterflies that take great interest in them daily. It's like they are an oasis, or Port, where there are no boundaries between species - bumble bee is there drinking along with the honeybee, and all kinds of butterflies landing. I suppose everyone appreciates great wine. I know I have appreciated these Sedum. I do not know if they are "Autumn Joy", "Autumn Fire" or some other variety. Anyone know the best way to tell? They are on relatively short stalks.

Here they are part of the front bed tapestry - Moondance Rose, Russian Sage, Butterfly Bush, and the Sedum. 


  1. I sure can't help with the variety, but they are lovely. The Autumn Joy is the more common one, but that doesn't mean that's who you have!

  2. Thank you! I didn't know the Joy was the more common.

  3. It looks more like Autumn Fire because it is shorter and a lighter color. Autumn Fire does not flop.


  4. These definitely do not flop. Thank you!

  5. Bardzo lubię obie, mam też je w swoim ogródku. Pozdrawiam

  6. I love the way you describe the changing colors of the sedum; not being much of a wine connoisseur, I'll take these over a glass of wine any day! They're such a great fall plant. In fact, I couldn't pass up a special sale at the local nursery last week--I picked up 3 small 'Autumn Joys' for $1 each. Now to figure out where to plant them:)

    Gatsby is probably right--my 'Joys' tend to flop more.

  7. Hvor er de smukke.
    Jeg kan ikke hjælpe.
    Tak for kigget.

  8. Giga and Landbohaven, thank you for your kind notes! Rose, so glad you bought some, they really are a joy. Fyi, mine have been in locations where they were getting 6-8 hours of direct sun during the summer.


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