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Saxifraga longifolia

Pyrenean saxifrage

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.1m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourSilver-green

Description

Saxifraga longifolia (Pyrenean saxifrage). This species forms tight rosette of long narrow leaves, The flowers are produced in a single panicle up to 45cm long, with each stem holding a ball-shaped head of tiny, round petalled white flowers in early spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub, Herbaceous or Alpine

Other common names

Saxifrage

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • 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.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn, by division or from rooted offsets in winter.

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