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Saxifraga 'Jenkinsiae' (× irvingii) (7)

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Characteristics

Plant type

Alpine/Rockery

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pale Pink and Dark Pink in Spring

Foliage

Green and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

Up to 10 cm

Ultimate spread

0-0.1 metre

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

saxifrage 'Jenkinsiae'

Family

Saxifragaceae


Saxifraga can be annuals, biennials, evergreen or herbaceous perennials, mostly mat-forming in habit, with simple or palmately lobed leaves and starry or rounded flowers which may be solitary of in panicles or cymes

Porphyrion section saxifrages are compact, cushion or mat-forming evergreen perennials with small, usually lime-encrusted leaves, and 5-petalled white, yellow or pink flowers in early summer

'Irvingii' is a compact evergreen perennial forming a mound of small, grey-green leaves, with erect stems to 5cm, bearing solitary, dark-centred pale pink flowers 2cm in width

Synonym(s)

  • Saxifraga 'Jenkinsiae'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Suitable for rock garden or trough in full sun or partial shade. Keep roots moist

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed or detach individual rosettes and root as cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Gravel Garden, Patio/Container Plants or Rock Garden


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be attacked by aphids, slugs, vine weevil and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

Generally disease free