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Saxifraga umbrosa

Pyrenean saxifrage

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.15m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.5m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPink, white
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Saxifraga umbrosa (Pyrenean saxifrage). This is a large family of rosette perennials which are grown for their floral display and good-looking foliage. This species will prefer moist, well drained soil with a shady exposure.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Alpine

Other common names

Saxifrage

Origin

Pyrenees Mountains

Interest and use

Border, ground cover, edging, walls, rock garden and borders

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH9.0 to 5.0
  • 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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