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Saxifraga 'Gregor Mendel' (× _apiculata_) (7)
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saxifrage 'Gregor Mendel'

'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

Synonyms
Saxifraga 'Gregor Mendel'
Saxifraga apiculata 'Gregor Mendel'
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Saxifraga × apiculata sensu stricto hort.
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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Saxifragaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
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
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

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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
  • Patio and container plants
  • Gravel garden
  • Rock garden
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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