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Sedum 'Matrona' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H7 (very hardy)

Colour

Flower

Pale Pink in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Green, Grey/Silver and Purple in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

stonecrop 'Matrona'

Family

Crassulaceae


Sedum may be annuals or herbaceous or evergreen perennials with succulent stems and leaves and clusters of small, star-shaped flowers in summer or autumn

'Matrona' is an upright deciduous perennial to 60cm tall, with large, ovate grey-green leaves tinged purple near the margins, and dense clusters of pale pink flowers in summer and early autumn

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing
  • Exposed

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun. A drought-tolerant plant

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Loam or Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring. Propagate by softwood cuttings of non-flowering shoots in early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Garden Edging, Gravel Garden or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering to maintain shape or leave seedheads overwinter

Pests

May be damaged by slugs, snails and vine weevil

Diseases

May be subject to root rot