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Saxifraga fortunei ‘Rubrifolia’

Saxifrage

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember
  • Height0.3m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhite shades
  • Leaf ColourDark red-green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Saxifraga fortunei ‘Rubrifolia’ (Saxifrage). This bears dark reddish-green leaves with red stems.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea, Siberia

Interest and use

Ground cover Autumn interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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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