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Saxifraga ‘Tumbling Waters’

Saxifrage

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitCarpet
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMedium green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Saxifraga ‘Tumbling Waters’ (Saxifrage). This is a slow-growing, evergreen, mat-forming perennial with a tight rosettes of narrow, pale green leaves. After several years, arching sprays of white flowers are borne in conical heads; the main rosette will then die, but small offsets will survive.

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

  • LightFull sun
  • 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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