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Saxifraga stellaris

Starry saxifrage

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.1m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Saxifraga stellaris (Starry saxifrage). Grows as a wild flower in Britain and Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Saxifrage

Origin

Mountains of C.N. Europe

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and attractive foliage. Excellent in rock gardens, screens, raised beds and alpine houses.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°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. You can propagate from seeds in the autumn, by division or from rooted offsets in winter.

Propagation

Propagate from seeds in the autumn, by division or from rooted offsets in winter.

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