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Hylotelephium 'Matrona' (Stonecrop 'Matrona')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hylotelephium 'Matrona'

Other names

Sedum telephium 'Matrona', Hylotelephium 'Matrona', Millennium plant, Stonecrop 'Matrona', Sedum 'Matrona'

Genus

Hylotelephium Hylotelephium

Variety or Cultivar

'Matrona' _ 'Matrona' is a clump-forming perennial with fleshy, silvery-green leaves, flushed red around the edges, and dark purple stems bearing corymbs of pink flowers in autumn.

Sedum are nectar rich plants, which encourage benefical wildlife, such as ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies into the garden


Hylotelephium 'Matrona' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple, Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Purple, Flushed red, Silvery-grey in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil

Foot and root rot Foot and root rot

General care

Pruning

Either cut back after flowering to keep shape tidy or leave seedheads for overwinter interest.

Propagation

Divide in every 3-4 years in spring to maintain vigour.

Propagation methods

Division, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Hylotelephium 'Matrona' (Stonecrop 'Matrona') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Containers, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Hylotelephium 'Matrona'

Other names

Sedum telephium 'Matrona', Hylotelephium 'Matrona', Millennium plant, Stonecrop 'Matrona', Sedum 'Matrona'

Genus

Hylotelephium Hylotelephium

Variety or Cultivar

'Matrona' _ 'Matrona' is a clump-forming perennial with fleshy, silvery-green leaves, flushed red around the edges, and dark purple stems bearing corymbs of pink flowers in autumn.

Sedum are nectar rich plants, which encourage benefical wildlife, such as ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies into the garden

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple, Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Purple, Flushed red, Silvery-grey in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails , Vine weevil

Specific diseases

Foot and root rot

General care

Pruning

Either cut back after flowering to keep shape tidy or leave seedheads for overwinter interest.

Propagation

Divide in every 3-4 years in spring to maintain vigour.

Propagation methods

Division, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hylotelephium 'Matrona' (Stonecrop 'Matrona') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Beds and borders, Containers, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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Blown over in the wind

Have recently bought this plant and planted it out, but we had a storm 3 days later and some of the side shoots have broken off, can anyone advise as what to do, should I cut the broken bits of and… read more

Sedum 'Matrona' (Stone crop 'Matrona') flowering already

This plant is new to me. Planted last November. I am surprised that the small pink flowers started appearing a couple of weeks ago which seems very early according to advice. Is there a day length… read more

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