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Sedum Matrona

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Stonecrop

Award winning variety

Similar in stature to the popular 'Autumn Joy' with fleshy bronze-tinted leaves and soft pink flowers on purple stems. A joy in late summer when butterflies are drawn like magnets to the flowers.

Where?

Any sunny border, rock or gravel garden. Fabulous partnered with verbenas, coneflowers and ornamental grasses.

How?

This hardy plant enjoys a moist but well-drained soil. The faded flower heads can still be an attractive feature in the winter garden especially if lightly dusted with snow, so delay cutting them back.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available June - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - November
Evergreen No
Plant height 50 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 75 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H7

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Sand, Loam, Chalk
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Gravel garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Garden edging, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From June to September