Autumn Fire Sedum

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Incredibly easy, drought-resistant beauty, the Autumn Fire Sedum (Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Fire') is a wonder plant for your garden! Once blooming, the color is non-stop! Bold clusters of closely packed, rosy pink flowers show up in late summer, gracefully age to a salmon-pink bronze, and finish with a deep copper-red in fall!

Before it gets blooming, however, the rounded dense mounds of waxy blue-green, succulent foliage form and look lovely in the garden. Growing up to 2 feet in height when in bloom, and spreading about the same. These resilient ornamental flowering perennials are quite hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 9! Handling both heat and chill, seldom bothered by deer and rabbits, and thriving in sun and drought with ease!

Autumn Fire Sedum is an easy-to-grow plant that not only tolerates drought but even seems to thrive in it! This is a great improvement over the garden staple, Autumn Joy Sedum. It is a classic upright Sedum with large flower heads that are held up, nice and flat. Butterflies and bumblebees love the Autumn Fire Sedum.

The strong blue-green stems hold up much longer into the fall than Autumn Joy, too! The waxy blue-green succulent-like stems highlight the flowers. This Sedum variety is also known as Stonecrop and Autumn Stonecrop because they are very showy in late fall when the flowers are faded.

Planting and Application:

Autumn Fire Sedum are useful in Cottage and Perennial borders and as edging along garden pathways and walkways. The flowers and their strong stems do very well in floral arrangements so include them in the cutting garden as well! Pollinator gardens and Xeric locations like Rock Garden, rock walls, and Crevice Gardens, or like the hell strip along the road.

Mix these in with Daylilies, Phlox, and Sages for a great show all summer into fall. Use some ornamental grasses as a backdrop and pair them with a Rudbeckia or Sunflower, and you have yourself quite the fall garden!

For a seasonal display, simply pop the growing container directly into your ornamental pots. This makes an easy-peasy change out from your summer look right into autumn-themed containers and front porch décor! Or grow Autumn Fire in a large planter as filler all summer then as the thriller for the autumn! The dried flower stems are fantastic in dried arrangements or for use in your fall and winter pots or décor!

  • Densely-Packed Rosy Pink Flower Clusters Age to Salmon/Bronze
  • Compact Rounded Domes of Blue-Green Foliage
  • Late Season Flowers
  • Rosy Russet/Bronzed Fall Color
  • Butterflies & Bees Love Them!
  • Edging, Rock Gardens, Specimens, Garden & Container Thrillers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Easy to grow in full sun to part shade, but for the best color, the most flowers, and the strongest most compact growth - you need to plant your Autumn Fire in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Sedum needs to be planted in a well-drained location for them to do their best. This perennial will tolerate most soil types, even thriving in poor soils, and is very drought-resistant once established. Add a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch around the root zone to keep more moisture consistency in the soil. It's easy to do a quick cleanup of this low-maintenance plant in the early spring - just cut the dried stems down to the ground.

  • Sun-Loving Hardy Succulent
  • Thrives in Almost Any Well-Drained Soil - Poor Soil Tolerant
  • Regular Moisture At First - Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Prune Down Early Spring
  • Low-Maintenance & Easy to Grow

Set your garden ablaze this autumn with the Autumn Fire Sedum from Nature Hills today! Find this and many more multi-purpose ornamental flowering plants on our site and enjoy the convenience of having them shipped safely to your doorstep!

Stonecrop Frequently Asked Questions

How To Grow And Care For Sedum?

Also known as Stonecrop, Sedum need full sun for the most flowers and very well-drained soil. Provide moderate, regular moisture and fertility. Prune down in the very early spring.

Will Sedum come back every year?

Sedum are reliable perennials so long as they have well-drained soil year-round.

What happens to Sedum in winter?

Sedum are herbaceous perennials that will lose their leaves after frost and die back to the ground. They leave behind ornamental dried flowers and stems for winter interest. In spring, they regrow from their root systems anew!

Will Stonecrop spread quickly?

Stonecrop or Sedum will not spread or become invasive, staying put where it's planted as low-growing mounding plants.

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Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Autumn Fire Sedum Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Sedum spectabile 'Autumn Fire'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Rosy Pink & Salmon
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No