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Giles

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Re: Saxifrage Open Day 2009
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2009, 05:54:26 PM »
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Re: Saxifrage Open Day 2009
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2009, 05:57:33 PM »
Can someone explain to me what the different Sax forms mean
encrusted
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Re: Saxifrage Open Day 2009
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2009, 05:59:07 PM »
last few.

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Re: Saxifrage Open Day 2009
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2009, 06:10:52 PM »
Mark,
Visit the Saxifrage Society Website  http://www.saxifraga.org/default.asp
and click on 'Plants' it gives a guide to the genus. Better still, join The Saxifrage Society!

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Re: Saxifrage Open Day 2009
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2009, 06:32:05 PM »
..... and treat yourself to Malcolm McGregor's book 'Saxifrages'
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Re: Saxifrage Open Day 2009
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2009, 08:22:30 PM »
Mark,

Encrusted saxifrages are handsome plants forming spreading cushion of lime-encrusted rosettes.
Saxifraga x engleri and S. Southside Seedling are encrusted saxifrages.

The Porphyrion saxifrages or Kabschias form small cushions of quite hard-leaved rosettes with flowers on stems up to only a few centimetres tall.
Saxifraga Your Success, iranica, scardica etc. are Porphyrion saxifrages.
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Re: Saxifrage Open Day 2009
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2009, 08:41:21 PM »
Lovely pics Giles and far better than mine would have been if I had remembered my spare batteries ;D
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Re: Saxifrage Open Day 2009
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2009, 08:43:56 PM »
Further... Porophyllum is a subsection under Saxifraga Section Porphyrion... though the subsection and term have been embraced and discarded and renewed a few times, seemingly!   According to McGregor (who differs from Harding's analysis), Subsection Porophyllum includes Kabschia, Engleria and Tetrameridium.  

The encrusted or "silver" saxifrages are in Section Legulatae, in which there are 8 species.  
(Re. McGregor: Saxifrages)
« Last Edit: March 29, 2009, 08:45:40 PM by Lori Skulski »
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Re: Saxifrage Open Day 2009
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2009, 03:01:17 AM »
Were all those in little square pots for sale? Mmmm? :P
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Re: Saxifrage Open Day 2009
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2009, 06:55:53 AM »
The pots were in the propagation area, Lesley, but there were plants for sale too.
I took the photograph simply because pattern looked nice.

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Re: Saxifrage Open Day 2009
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2009, 01:39:14 PM »
Were all those in little square pots for sale? Mmmm? :P

Or even grrrrrr!!!  Welcome there Teddy 8)

Maybe it's better if you register on the forum yourself so that we don't mistake you for Lesley ;) ;D 
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