Sedum 'Maestro' PP20094
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Common Name: Stonecrop-Autumn|
Looking for a dependable perennial that looks great all season? Give 'Maestro' a try! Compared to older varieties of Sedum, this one delivers an outstanding performance by keeping its strongly upright form all season long, even when it's in full bloom.
'Maestro' is an eye-catching sport of ‘Matrona’ with more attractive foliage and a more compact, upright habit. It forms a sturdy clump of blue-green foliage which gradually turns purple as the season progresses.
Large 5-7” flower heads bear bright red buds which open to rich mauve pink blossoms held on bright purple stems in late summer.
'Maestro' is the perfect size for large containers or the middle of the flower border. It combines easily with many other perennials in the landscape.
Tall, upright sedums form substantial clumps of foliage which can be substituted for shrubs in the landscape. Their stout, sturdy stems support the massive flower heads which develop in summer and burst into bloom in fall. If left standing, they provide winter interest and food for birds.
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Intro Year: 2006
Breeder: Gary Trucks
Parentage: 'Matrona' sport
Origin: Not Native to North America
Sun or Shade?:
Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Low water needs
Average water needs
Want to see wings?:
Need critter resistant plants?:
How fast should it grow?:
When should it bloom?:
Looking for seasonal interest?:
Attractive Seed Heads
How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
Sedum is one of the most popular perennials grown in American gardens because it is very easy to grow and hardy in most areas of the country. Because of its thick, succulent leaves which can store water, sedum is drought tolerant. It should be sited in average to poor soil that is well-drained. Plants grown in rich soil tend to be lanky and open. Most varieties should be grown in full sun to light shade. The lower growing types, however, will survive in partial shade.
Pinching the taller varieties back by half in early summer will help prevent them from splitting. This plant is not usually bothered by pests or diseases. The seed heads of the taller varieties provide excellent winter interest and food for birds. Remove them in spring when the new growth begins to show.