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Tristan_He

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Saxifraga 2021
« on: March 09, 2021, 08:49:54 AM »
A couple of pictures of saxifrages from the rockery. They are perennial, long-lived, attractive and easy, so it's important to take care not to have a rockery that ends up with these and nothing else! Looking at the dates they are about a week later than last year.

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Saxifraga sancta. This has made a lovely patch over the years but it now needs to have its spread curtailed to prevent it overwhelming other things.



A S. burseriana clone I bought at the joint show in Kendal in 2016 (our daughter who was 7 at the time picked it). As sometimes happens in tufa areas it didn't really take and languished for a couple of years before I dismantled and rebuilt the rockery around it. Now it's thriving and has approximately doubled in size in the last year.

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Re: Saxifraga 2021
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2021, 04:40:58 PM »
Sax house 2021

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Re: Saxifraga 2021
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2021, 03:23:21 PM »
Some saxifrages currently brightening up the greenhouse on a wet and windy day:



Frederick Chopin



Sissi



Dana



Primrose Dame



Polka

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Re: Saxifraga 2021
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2021, 03:40:12 PM »
And a few more:



Lojzicka



Auguste Renoir



Red Poll



Allendale Jo



Donnington Manor

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Re: Saxifraga 2021
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2021, 05:06:24 PM »
What wonderful plants everyone they certainly brighten up a windy/rainy day. thanks for letting us see them.
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Re: Saxifraga 2021
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2021, 08:07:47 PM »
Very nice saxifrage. They grow very well in the  green house. Treat for the sight.
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Re: Saxifraga 2021
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2021, 02:41:19 PM »
Saxifraga oppositifolia

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Re: Saxifraga 2021
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2021, 03:11:42 PM »
Saxifraga oppositifolia

BIG flowers, Giles!
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Re: Saxifraga 2021
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2021, 09:38:11 AM »
'Blush'
'Ruth Draper'
'Splendens'

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Re: Saxifraga 2021
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2021, 12:18:13 PM »
In a trough:

Saxifraga 'Cumulus' (top); 'Jenkinsae' (centre); 'Tenerife' (right), with S. apiculata 'alba' in part on left. Trough with Lakeland green slate.


Saxifraga oppositifolia in same trough


Saxifraga 'Sulphurea' in a tufa trough


Saxifraga ?x boydii ??? name long gone or buried beneath cushion; in the rock garden
Dave Millward, East Lothian, Scotland

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Re: Saxifraga 2021
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2021, 02:43:54 PM »
The milder weather in the Black Isle over the past week has been bringing the saxifrages on a treat.  A few more photos of these little gems:



Allendale Charm



Miluj Mne (LOVE ME)



Omar Khayyam



Penelope



Tysoe Burgundy

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Re: Saxifraga 2021
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2021, 02:51:13 PM »
And a few more:



Walter Irving



William Shakespeare



Burgel



Winifred



Cheers, Alan

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Re: Saxifraga 2021
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2021, 02:54:01 PM »
Fantastic saxifraga everybody. 

Saxifraga Tenerife on my tufa wall.
Mike
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Re: Saxifraga 2021
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2021, 02:58:17 PM »
Wonderful plants here.
Unfortunately they are difficult to grow here in lowland Austria nowadays because of climate change. Only plants from southern origin drive with some effort, those with Himalayan background dwindle away....
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Re: Saxifraga 2021
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2021, 08:52:17 PM »
Herbert, I fully agree your writing. Until 30 years ago, the cultivation of S.oppositifolia was was no problem
for me at all, but now the summer temperatures permit me this. The same is with most of the other species and
cultivars  and also most of the cushion forming Androsaces. Our climate now is good for growing wine and steppe
plants. Me must try to make the best of it and keep gardening.
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

 


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