• 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

Saxifraga 'Elf Rose' (15)

saxifrage 'Elf Rose'

  • Other common names saxifrage 'Elf Rose'

  • Family Saxifragaceae

  • Genus 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

  • Horticultural Group Saxifraga section saxifrages are mat-forming evergreen perennials with small, lobed leaves and 5-petalled white, pink, yellow or red flowers in small clusters on erect stems in late spring or early summer

  • Details 'Elf Rose' is a compact mossy saxifrage producing a low mound of evergreen rosettes with small, lobed leaves. Shaded pink flowers are borne on fine, upright stems in late spring and early summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Mat forming

  • 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)

    H5

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect West-facing or South-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height Up to 10 cm

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in humus-rich, moist but very well-drained, alkaline or neutral soil in light shade, or in an alpine house

Propagation Propagate by detaching individual rosettes and rooting as cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Ground Cover Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden City & Courtyard Gardens

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Aphids, slugs, vine weevil and glasshouse red spider mite can occur

Diseases Relatively disease free

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