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Saxifraga 'Mrs Helen Terry' (× _salmonica_) (7)
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saxifrage 'Mrs Helen Terry'

A cushion-forming evergreen perennial with rosettes of short, linear, pointed grey-green leaves. Produces small, cup-shaped white flowers with yellow centres on short stems above the foliage in spring

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0–0.1 metre
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Yellow Green Grey Silver
Summer Green Grey Silver
Autumn Green Grey Silver
Winter Green Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
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

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, very well drained, neutral to alkaline soil, ideal in a rock garden or trough

Propagation

Propagate by seed or by division

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Gravel garden
  • Rock garden
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids, slugs, vine weevil and red spider mite

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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