Stonecrop

Sedum telephium 'Matrona'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Stonecrop (Sedum telephium 'Matrona')
SEE-dum tel-EF-ee-um
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.

Overview

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
Flower Color
Pink Flower
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Cut Flower,
Dried Flower
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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