Saxifrage: the low, ornamental plant with a subtle romantic look for rock gardens and shady spots
Saxifrage is a low,
Size – Saxifrage is an ornamental herbaceous plant, with a height and width ranging from 10cm to half a meter. It takes around 2 to 5 years to reach its final size, after which it does not grow significantly.
Foliage – Its beautiful, low foliage, clustered in circles around the base of the plant, is painted in lovely grey-green shades and lime tones. Its leaves, narrow and soft in texture, remain decorative throughout the year, accompanying our garden compositions from season to season.
Flowers – Its charming white or rarely pink flowers appear in early summer. Supported on thin, upright shoots, they form small, light bouquets, which beautify the garden giving a romantic look.
Position – Loves sunny positions and can be planted in places protected from the cold and strong or hot wind but also in more exposed locations.
Watering – It needs moderate watering, especially in the hot summer months, but also in the early days until it is established in a garden.
Soil – Grows successfully in a variety of soil types as long as they have good drainage. Soils with a neutral or basic pH and a sandy or clay texture are ideal.
Durability – Once established in a location it is drought tolerant and at the same time it can withstand frost and low temperatures down to -10°C.
Maintenance/Care – Its care is very simple. It does not need pruning and usually does not encounter problems from insects or diseases.
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