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Sedum 'Matrona' (Stonecrop)

Sedum 'Matrona'

Stonecrop

International Stauden Union (ISU) Plant of the Year for 2000. Strong, shiny red stems hold large, pale pink flower heads which last well into the fall season. Surrounded by deep gray foliage, noted for its strong, erect purple stems. "Matrona" was a chance seedling found by Ewald Hugen of Freiburg, Germany. Butterflies can't get enough of this one. Simply outstanding!

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Sedum 'Matrona' - 50 per flat $31.00
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Height

2-3 Feet

Spread

2-3 Feet

Bloom Color

Light Pink

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9

Stonecrop Interesting Notes

In German, "matrone" means a lady of well rounded form"...alluding to the robust nature of the sedum. Plant Delights

A favorite perennial should be as handsome in leaf as it is in bloom. In that category, I nominate Sedum 'Matrona'. Superior to 'Autumn Joy' in every way, 'Matrona's' blue-gray leaves are thicker and more succulent, almost cactus-like in their appeal. Though plants reach just 24 inches high, they look larger when massed. Perhaps it's the visual weight of their remarkable foliage. HGTV

Sedum spectabile is an old-fashioned perennial with cabbage-like rosettes of succulent foliage throughout summer. Towards mid-summer, flat tightly-packed heads of green buds appear just above the foliage; these form a feature in their own right, and floral artists often cut them at this stage. In late summer the buds gradually open to reveal masses of tiny flowers, in this variety bright rose-magenta. They are highly attractive to butterflies, and several species can be found crowding over the flowers, making an additional attraction in the autumn garden. This is sometimes listed as Hylotephium spectabile. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM). Gardener's World

Sedum 'Matrona' Growing and Maintenance Tips

S. 'Matrona' prefers average to dry, well-drained soil in full sun. Intolerant of wet soils. Propagate by seed and cuttings, although division seems to be the easiest for most. Excellent as a perennial border, rock gardens, or in mass plantings.

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Sun
Full Sun
Dry
Dry
Average
Average
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Growth Rate
Medium
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Soil Moisture Needs
Well-Drained
Propagation Type
Vegetative
Attributes
Rock Garden
Dry Sun
Mass Planting