Honey Bee Nectaring on Autumn Joy Sedum Flowers

Hylotelephium telephium ‘Autumn Joy’

Autumn Joy Sedum (Hylotelephium telephium ‘Autumn Joy’)

Family: Stonecrop (Crassulaceae)
– Type: Herbaceous perennial
– Native : Europe
– Sun: Full sun
– Location: Burlington, NC
– Forage: Nectar and pollen
Formerly place in the genus Sedum but now assigned to the genus Hylotelephium, this clump-forming drought tolerant perennial features masses of tiny, star-like flowers which first emerge pink, gradually change to deep rose-red and then coppery-rust in autumn. A bee magnet for sure!