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Herbaceous Perennial

Saxifraga 'Kinki Purple' (_stolonifera_) (5)

saxifrage 'Kinki Purple'

a semi-evergreen, spreading perennial, to 30cm tall, with rosettes of rounded, hairy leaves, green above and purple beneath. Spikes of small white flowers are held well above the foliage throughout the summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Purple
Summer White Green Purple
Autumn Green Purple
Winter Green Purple
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Saxifragaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Trailing
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

Name status

Accepted

Horticultural Group
Irregulares section saxifrages are shade-tolerant, usually herbaceous perennials forming rosettes broad, palmately lobed leaves, with leafless stems bearing lax panicles of small flowers with short upper, and longer lower petals, in summer or autumn

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained humus-rich soil in full or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed or detach individual rosettes

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

None required

Pests

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

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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