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JohnnyD

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Seen at Harlow carr
« on: May 23, 2022, 09:30:26 AM »
Saw this in the alpine house at Harlow Carr on Saturday but no label and no idea - even from the RHS guy.
Suggestions were - Heuchera or Saxifraga fortunei.
Does any one recognize this beauty?
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Re: Seen at Harlow carr
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2022, 12:26:43 PM »
Not a scooby doo, Johnny- but I like it!  :P
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Re: Seen at Harlow carr
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2022, 05:47:33 PM »
It really does look very much like my Saxifraga fortunei Hi No Mai, but ..................

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Re: Seen at Harlow carr
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2022, 08:25:46 PM »
It really does look very much like my Saxifraga fortunei Hi No Mai, but ..................
A plant which I discover is also called  the Hi No Mai Velvet Saxifrage - which certainly relates to the foliage of the  plant  seen at Harlow Carr.......
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Re: Seen at Harlow carr
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2022, 06:36:36 AM »
I don't know the Japanese cultivar, but this looks an awful lot like the most common alpine species in Yunnan: Saxifraga rufescens. It's spring flowering, bone hardy, and usually has red markings on foliage as well as furry, red pedicels.
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Re: Seen at Harlow carr
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2022, 10:52:37 AM »
I think I am favouring the Hi No Mai route. JohnnyD
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Re: Seen at Harlow carr
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2022, 12:45:51 PM »
I got it from Edrom so it is possible that Harlow Carr got it from them too.

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Re: Seen at Harlow carr
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2022, 01:08:00 PM »
I ordered it last week. JohnnyD :)
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