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Sedum ‘Elsie’s Gold’
Sedum ‘Elsie’s Gold’
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Sedum ‘Elsie’s Gold’

Autumn Stonecrop

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.486.180

Originating in New Zealand, this upright selection forms a bushy mound of succulent green leaves with edges that begin golden-yellow then by autumn age to cream. Taller stems appear in late summer, holding large clusters of soft shell-pink buds that open into starry flowers of deep magenta. These develop into rusty-brown seed heads with good winter interest. A magnet for butterflies. Pinch or prune plants back by half in June to force more compact growth, if desired. Trim back to the ground in early spring. Recent testing in the US has found this to be the most stable of the various variegated sports of Autumn Joy. Discovered and introduced by Lyndale Nurseries in Auckland, NZ. USPP#20368: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Further details for
Sedum ‘Elsie’s Gold’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Light Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Dried Flower
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate