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Sedum spectabile 'Mini Joy'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Shorter, compact version of Autumn Joy. Light green leaves and deep rose flowers which age to a beautiful bronze. Stout, sturdy stems support the massive flower heads which develop in the summer and burst into bloom in fall.  If left standing, they provide winter interest and food for the birds.

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Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Sedum is one of the most popular perennials grown in American gardens because it is very easy to grow and hardy in most areas of the country. Because of its thick, succulent leaves which can store water, sedum is drought tolerant. It should be sited in average to poor soil that is well-drained. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be lanky and open. Most varieties should be grown in full sun to light shade. The lower growing types, however, will survive in partial shade.

Divide sedum every 3-4 years to maintain its compact growth habit. Older plants tend to split in the center if they have not been divided. Pinching the taller varieties back by half in early summer will also help prevent them from splitting. This plant is not usually bothered by pests or diseases. The seed heads of the taller varieties provide excellent winter interest and food for birds. Remove them in spring when the new growth begins to show.

Flower Color


Foliage Color


Plant Spread

18-24 in.

Good Companions

Perovskia 'Filigran', Ornamental Grass, Aster dumosus 'Wood's Light Blue'

Plant Height

24-36 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Alpines, Rock gardens, Drought tolerant, Container, Cut flower

Bloom Time

Late summer or early fall.

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant


Full sun

Growth Rate


Seasonal Interests