Sedum telephium ‘Matrona' (also called Orpine)
Clump forming perennial with succulent leaves and clusters of purple-pink flowers. More upright and less floppy than S. spectabile. Drought tolerant when established and low maintenance. Very attractive to wildlife.
Flowers in late summer and autumn, architectural seed heads last over winter.
Upright to slightly lax habit.
Leaves – succulent, oval, toothed, no petioles.
Stems – round and straight, reddish-brown, smooth.
Flowers – domed heads of clustered, tiny star-like flowers in dark pink.
Full sun or partial shade.
Moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Tolerates drought once established.
Fairly low-maintenance. Cut back faded flower-heads in February or March and apply a mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. Lift and divide in spring or summer every three or four years.
By division in spring or by cuttings in spring or early summer.
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