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Saxifraga moschata

Saxifrage

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.15m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourRed, white, yellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Saxifraga moschata (Saxifrage). This is an evergreen perennial with a profuse flowering habit. It will form a low clump. The flowers are produced in clusters of 5 or 6 blooms which are carried on small stems above the leaves. Grow in fertile soil which is kept moist, as this will produce the best results. Partial shade is recommended.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Interest and use

Shade, ground cover

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilFertile
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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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