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Sedum 'Autumn Joy'

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
Autumn Joy Sedum
Categories:
Perennials, Poisonous Plants
Comment:

One of the most dependable and lovely perennial flowers is Sedum 'Autumn Joy', with ornamental appeal through the year. In spring, rounded, fleshy green leaves emerge; in summer the flower buds are light pink, opening in late summer to flowers tremendously attractive to butterflies and bees; in winter, browned flower heads are considered ornamental. This plant is occasionally damaged by deer.

Description:
Succulent perennial herb with fleshy, flat or rounded leaves; flowers 4-5-parted, yellow, white, deep pink or red.
Season:
Late summer to fall
Height:
18-24 in.
Flower Color:
Buds light pink, open to bronze red
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-10
Propagation:
Division in early spring or fall, terminal cuttings
Exposure:
Full sun
Soil:
Well drained
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
China, hybrid origin
Poison Part:
All parts.
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion, but low risk.
Symptoms:
Unknown, but possibly gastrointestinal symptoms.
Edibility:
EDIBLE PARTS: Stems and leaves, when very young and tender, may be eaten raw. Later, until they flower, they may be briefly cook
Toxic Principle:
Alkaloids sedine, sedamine, and others.
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
Found in:
Houseplant or interiorscape, landscape as herbaceous perennials; forest or natural area as native plant.
Tags:
cpp, succulent, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 780

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Sedum 'Autumn Joy' Sedum 'Autumn Joy' leaf and immature flower detail
Peter Stevens, CC BY - 2.0
Sedum 'Autumn Joy' Sedum 'Autumn Joy' bloom detail
Debbie Roos