• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Mukdenia rossii

red-leaved mukdenia

  • Other common names red-leaved mukdenia

  • Synonyms Aceriphyllum rossii

  • Family Saxifragaceae

  • Genus Mukdenia are rhizomatous perennials, with long-stalked, lobed leaves and sprays of small white flowers

  • Details M. rossii is a is a slowly-spreading herbaceous perennial, growing from a short, thick rhizome. The large, long-stalked leaves are mid-green, deeply-lobed, and develop red tints in autumn. The starry, creamy-white flowers are produced in dense clusters in spring

  • Plant range China & Korea


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)




  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect West-facing or North-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Loam


  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Best suited to woodland conditions - leafy, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade - in areas with cool, damp summers

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame in autumn, or divide in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning No pruning needed

Pests May be affected by slugs and Snails

Diseases Generally disease free

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