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Saxifraga ‘Cranbourne’

Saxifrage

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Features

  • BloomsApril
  • Height0.07m to 0.1m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Saxifraga ‘Cranbourne’ (Saxifrage). This variety is a mat-forming, fully frost-hardy perennial. There are rosettes of dark green leaves. The flowers are deep violet-purple blooms about 6mm across on short 5cm stems which will appear in mid spring. It will need to be grown in a sunny position.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and attractive foliage. Excellent in rock gardens, screens, raised beds and alpine houses.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

The soil conditions and position of light will depend on the specie. They will also vary in hardiness from fully to frost hardy to marginally frost hardy. Most form tight cushions and flower in early spring, flower stems being barely visible above leaves.

Propagation

Seed in autumn or by rooted offsets in winter.

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