Autumn Joy Sedum is grown for its mounding habit and pink to red flowers in the fall. The foliage on this plant is somewhat succulent and grey-green. The plant forms a rounded mound in ideal conditions, and large clusters of flowers follow in the fall that open light pink and then darken to rosy red. The blooms are bronze to tan in the fall and persist through the winter if not cut back or knocked over. This plant works well in mixed borders, rock gardens, or mass plantings.
It prefers full sun but will grow in some shade, although the stems may fall out. It will grow in a variety of soils except for waterlogged soils and is drought tolerant. It does not have any serious pest or disease problems.