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Saxifraga burseriana

Burser's saxifrage

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.25m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourCrimson
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Saxifraga burseriana (Burser's saxifrage). This is a slow-growing evergreen perennial, which will produce dense conical cushions rather than rosettes with greyish green to silver leaves. The flowers are crimson and solitary on 5cm tall stems.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Saxifrage

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

Cultivation

The soil conditions and position of light will depend on the species, They will also vary in hardiness from fully to frost hardy to marginally frost hardy. You can propagate from seeds in the autumn, by division or from rooted offsets in winter.

Propagation

Seed in autumn or by rooted offsets in winter.

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