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Scientific Name: Hylotelephium spectabile 'Herbstfreude'
Pronunciation: hy-loh-te-LEE-fee-um speck-TAB-ih-lee
Common Name: Autumn Joy sedum, hybrid stonecrop
Family Name: Crassulaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial, Succulent or Cacti, Flowering cut plant
Key ID Features: Leaves large, thick fleshy lime green, oblong, crenate from middle to tip; inflorescence a corymb bearing many tiny pink florets; stems fleshy and upright.
Course(s): HORT 1155, Level 4 Apprenticeship

Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.4 - 0.7m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Garden origin (S. spectabile X S. telephium subsp. maximum)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Bedding plant, Container planting, Cut flower or foliage, Floristry, Group or mass planting, Perennial border, Small garden/space
Additional Info: Google. Compare to S. telephium.
Autumn Joy sedum, hybrid stonecrop
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate, Spiraled
Texture/ Venation: Succulent
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Summer: Bluish, Green
Colour in Fall: Green, Pink, Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic
Apices: Cuspidate
Bases: Obtuse
Margins: Dentate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Corymb-like, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Violet, Pink
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Aug, Sep, Oct

Fruit Type: Follicle, Aggregate fruit
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Fibrous-like roots, Succulent leaves

Propagation: Seed, Division - above ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Scale insects, Slugs or snails, ( Drought resistant )
(AGB) Acer Griseum Bed
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