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Saxifraga ‘Jenkinsiae’

Saxifrage

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.1m
  • Spread0.15m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPurple-pink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Saxifraga ‘Jenkinsiae’ (Saxifrage). This slow-growing perennial bears tight cushions of grey-green leaves. In early spring, a mass of cup-shaped, purple-pink flowers are borne.

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
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°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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