Gardening Articles: Flowers :: Perennials
Joy in the Garden
by Susan Littlefield
Late summer and fall is when sedums really shine in the garden. These easy care plants bring color and texture to the late season garden. An exciting addition to the sedum line-up is 'Pure Joy', a new hybrid sedum from Proven Winners.
Great in the front of the garden, as a container plant, or as a colorful edging, 'Pure Joy' makes a low mound that gets about a foot tall. In late summer through fall it's light green leaves are hidden beneath a dome of bubble gum pink flowers. Pretty seedheads finish up the show and provide interest far into the fall and winter.
Like most sedums, 'Pure Joy' does best in full sun and lean, well-drained soil. Great for low maintenance gardens, it is drought tolerant once established and doesn't need regular fertilization to thrive. Adapted to zones 3 to 9, this new sedum will add a joyful note to your late season garden.
For more about Sedum 'Pure Joy', go to Proven Winners.