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Sedum telephium 'Matrona' (Stonecrop)

Sedum telephium 'Matrona' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Sedum telephium 'Matrona' SEE-dum tel-EF-ee-um Common Name: Stonecrop Genus: Sedum
This choice cultivar boasts domed clusters of starry, pale-pink flowers with dark-tipped stamens. The foliage is medium blue-green, overlaid by tints of burgundy and stormy gray. The rich red stems reach up to 3 feet tall.
Noteworthy characteristics: Pink flower clusters on red stems.
Care: This plant prefers moderately fertile, moist soil in full sun, but can take it drier. It can be tip pruned at 6 to 8 inches to shorten the plant, but this will also delay flowering.
Propagation: Take softwood cuttings or root leaves in early summer. Start seeds in fall. Divide in spring.
Problems: Mealybugs, scale, slugs, and snails.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage; Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time Fall; Summer
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Pink Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Cut Flower, Dried Flower
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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