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Saxifraga paniculata

Lifelong saxifrage

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.4m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourPink, white, yellow, red
  • Leaf ColourBlue-green

Description

Saxifraga paniculata (Lifelong saxifrage). This is a summer flowering, evergreen perennial. It will produce terminal clusters of 5-petalled white blooms, often with spots of reddish purple on the erect stalks; other colours include pale pinks and yellows. The bluish green leaves are stiff with strap-like leaves with saw edges.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous or Alpine

Other common names

Saxifrage

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Chalky
  • 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. 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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