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Saxifraga fortunei ‘Mount Nachi’

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Features

  • BloomsOctober to November
  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.25m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourCream-white
  • Leaf ColourBronze-green, red-purple

Description

Saxifraga fortunei ‘Mount Nachi’. The foliage on this variety of saxifrage is scalloped and bronze-green on the upper side and red-purple on the lower surface. Flowers are creamy white, with occasional elongated petals, giving a star-like effect.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for the foliage and flowers. Suitable for woodland planting and for the front of shadier borders.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

The soil conditions and position of light will depend on the specie. They will also vary in hardiness from fully to frost hardy to marginally frost hardy. Most form tight cushions and flower in early spring, flower stems being barely visible above leaves.

Propagation

Seed in autumn or by rooted offsets in winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Glasshouse red spider mite, aphids, vine weevil, slugs and snails.

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