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Sedum 'Matrona'

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SEE-dum mah-TROH-nah
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Attracts butterflies

All parts of the plant are poisonous if eaten.  However, the stems and leaves, when very young and tender, can be eaten raw.  Later, until they flower, they may be briefly cooked.

Typically found growing in forests or other natural areas as a native plant.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#evergreen#fall color#songbirds#herbs#succulent#playground#cpp#children's garden#pollinator plant#native
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#fall color#songbirds#herbs#succulent#playground#cpp#children's garden#pollinator plant#native
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Sedum
    Family:
    Crassulaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Textural
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Houseplant
    Poisonous
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Very Dry
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3b, 3a, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Pink
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Fleshy, flat or rounded with rose edges
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Shiny dark burgundy stems
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Children's Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Unknown, but possibly gastrointestinal symptoms
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Alkaloids sedine, sedamine and others
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Fruits
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds
    Stems