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Maestro Stonecrop

Sedum 'Maestro'

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Maestro Stonecrop (Sedum 'Maestro') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Sedum 'Maestro' flowers

Sedum 'Maestro' flowers

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Maestro Stonecrop (Sedum 'Maestro') at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses

Sedum 'Maestro' in bloom

Sedum 'Maestro' in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Other Names:  Autumn Stonecrop, Showy Stonecrop

Description:

A compact form of sedum with blue-green foliage that becomes deeper blue as the season progresses, giving the light pink flowers a great contrast and brightening up the late season garden

Ornamental Features

Maestro Stonecrop has masses of beautiful clusters of shell pink flowers at the ends of the stems from late summer to late fall, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive large succulent round leaves emerge dark green in spring, turning bluish-green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The purple stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Maestro Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Maestro Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Maestro Stonecrop will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Maestro Stonecrop is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Bark  Winter Value  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features