Stonecrop (Hylotelephium 'Matrona')

Also sold as:
Sedum spectabile 'Matrona'

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Plant Height: 20 inches and taller
Leaves: Glaucous
Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Broadleaf
Other: Grey/green leaves with rosey edges.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Fall
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Goes Dormant
Parentage: Atropurpureum x Hylotelephium spectabile
Child plants: 2 child plants

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The Top Sempervivums and SedumsThe Top Sempervivums and Sedums
By dave on October 4, 2014

Sempervivum and Sedum are the cornerstone genera of hardy succulents, so let's have a look at the most popular of these fun plants.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 4, 2011 12:12 PM

The tallest of the tall-type sedums that grow in my garden and my personal favorite sedum. I find it frustrating that the local garden centers do not ever carry Matrona, instead going with rows of the much more common Autumn Joy. Matrona is taller and has larger leaves than Autumn Joy. In my opinion, the plant is much prettier while the flowers are a slightly different color. Attracts bees and other pollinating insects in droves, just as all the upright sedums do.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 13, 2012 6:19 AM

This is one of my favorite sedums for my zone. Tall, large, showy, a vigorous grower. Reliable and easy to grow here.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What is this plant by Shel7345 Jul 12, 2016 5:54 PM 13
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Need some Id help on a tall sedum by Cahac Oct 21, 2013 9:44 AM 4
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