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Saxifraga fortunei ‘Silver Velvet’

Fortune Saxifrage ‘Silver Velvet’

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember to November
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourCream-white
  • Leaf ColourBurgundy, silver

Description

Saxifraga fortunei ‘Silver Velvet’ (Fortune Saxifrage ‘Silver Velvet’). Scalloped burgundy leaves with prominent silver stripes and open panicles of small, delicate cream-white flowers produced in September to November.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Herbaceous

Interest and use

Grown mainly for foliage but but also for flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

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

Aphids, slugs, vine weevil and glasshouse red spider mite.

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