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Saxifraga 'Gregor Mendel' (× apiculata) (7)

saxifrage 'Gregor Mendel'

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
saxifrage 'Gregor Mendel'

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  • Other common names saxifrage 'Gregor Mendel'

  • Synonyms Saxifraga apiculata 'Gregor Mendel'
    Saxifraga malyi misapplied

    Saxifraga × apiculata sensu stricto hort.
    Saxifraga 'Gregor Mendel'

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  • 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 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

  • Details 'Gregor Mendel' is a vigorous cushion-forming evergreen perennial with pointed bright glossy green leaves and light yellow flowers 8mm width in clusters on stems to 10cm in early spring

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 South-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height Up to 10 cm

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in moderately fertile, very well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil; keep roots moist. Tolerant of full sun in cool areas but protect from leaf scorch in warm areas

Propagation Propagate by detaching rosettes and rooting as cuttings in late spring or early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Aphids, slugs, vine weevil and glasshouse red spider mite may be a problem

Diseases Generally disease free

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