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Herbaceous Perennial

Saxifraga 'Mount Nachi' (_fortunei_) (5)
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saxifrage 'Mount Nachi'

'Mount Nachi' is a clump-forming perennial growing to 25cm tall. The lobed leaves are bronze and green on the upper surface, a reddish-purple colour on the underside and covered with fleshy red bristles. Creamy-white flowers are borne on short stems in autumn

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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
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Bronze Green Red
Summer Bronze Green Red
Autumn Cream White Bronze Green Red
Winter
Position
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing or North–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Saxifragaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
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

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained, moist, humus-rich soil in deep or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Garden edging
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free but may be susceptible to slugs and vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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