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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
Other common names
saxifrage 'Elf Rose'
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
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
'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
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or South-facing
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow in humus-rich, moist but very well-drained, alkaline or neutral soil in light shade, or in an alpine house
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
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Aphids, slugs, vine weevil and glasshouse red spider mite can occur
Relatively disease free
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