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Sedum ‘Matrona’

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Trial: Perennial

Years Trialed: 1999, 2000

Good Qualities

Year 1

Dark stem and big head are nice; New dark red color. Large interesting leaf. Good red colored flower; The color was great; Well established (slow start). Forming nice flower buds, stocky and full; Huge heads, good color, good stems.

Year 2

Color (2); Huge heads, tall, easy, what a plant; These were huge – almost too big, but very nice.

Problems

Year 1

Short stem length (3); Shows more first year vigor than Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’, so I expect it to reach 18; to 24; when 2 or 3 year; Flowers at same time as Autumn Joy which is in over supply (frequently). Varieties with earlier or later flowering would be more desirable; Short but I think will be taller next year; Deer like this one. Short harvest window for fresh market.

Year 2

Heads are so big they scare people, deer candy; Seems to be slow to spread where I have it located, I may move it to higher ground this spring and see if that helps; Too hot when flowered and passed their peak too fast; Slow to establish, plants will produce best if not lifted, production continues to increase for up to 10+ years.

Comments

Year 1

Similar to Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ (3); More attractive foliage than Autumn Joy but shorter and less productive . Light pink color; Mine are still in 4 ½; pots but these are good looking plants. We’ll see more next year; Excellent new plant to expand sedum for cut flowers from only ‘Spectablis’ and ‘Autumn Joy’; Should be fall planted here. Hope for better results in 2nd year. Could be a good landscape plant. Certainly needs a second or third year to evaluate true potential. Autumn Joy is the standard in trade. Needs to be better than Autumn Joy to find a market; I really liked this sedum and think it will be a nice one.

Year 2

Same species as ‘Autumn Joy’, but very different flower and stem color; Very popular, in demand.

Trial Data

Year 1

Sedum ‘Matrona’
Yield (stems/plant)¹ Stem Length (inches)¹ Market Appreciation Rating² Repeat Again Rating² Ease of Cultivation Rating²
Average 3.9 16.9 3.7 3.9 4.7

¹Data shown are from those respondents who harvested stems. Some respondents may not have harvested stems because they were too short. Flowering stems may be longer next year after plants are established. See comments section for more details.

²1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Year 2

Sedum ‘Matrona’
Yield (stems/plant)¹ Stem Length (inches)¹ Market Appreciation Rating² Repeat Again Rating² Ease of Cultivation Rating² Average Spacing (in2)
Wholesale Retail Consumer
Average 100.0 5.8 24.2 5.0 4.5 4.0 4.3 4.8

¹Data shown are from those respondents who harvested stems. Some respondents may not have harvested stems because they were too short. Flowering stems may be longer next year after plants are established. See comments section for more details.

²1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Supplier

North Creek Nursery (NC)
388 North Creek Rd.
Landenberg, PA 19350
610-255-0100
FAX 610-255-4762

Page Last Updated: 9 years ago
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