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Saxifraga granulata ‘Plena’

Meadow saxifrage

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGlossy pale to mid green

Description

Saxifraga granulata ‘Plena’ (Meadow saxifrage). A clump-forming perennial with glossy, pale to mid green leaves which die shortly after flowering; bulbils or resting buds grow at the base of foliage. Panicles of rounded, double, white flowers appear in late spring or early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Saxifrage

Origin

Britain & N. Europe

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilGritty
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

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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