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Saxifraga oppositifolia

Purple saxifrage

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  • Saxifraga oppositifolia | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Saxifraga oppositifolia | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsMarch to May
  • Height0.25m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.4m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPink purple white
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Saxifraga oppositifolia (Purple saxifrage). Grows as a wild flower in Britain and Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Saxifrage

Origin

Arctic Europe

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, container

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  • Saxifraga oppositifolia | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Peaty
  • 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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