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Silver Sax's
« on: June 05, 2009, 01:31:46 PM »
I cannot let this wonderfull year for Saxifrage pass without a few pictures of the Silvers. They are fantastic plants to grow in the garden or in troughs. Interesting foiliage and good flower power.

1 S. Longifolia
2 S. Alan Hayhurst & S. Snowdrift
3 S. Hostii
4 S. Reginald Farrer
5 S. Canis- Dalmatica
6 Silvers in a Rock Pavement Bed
7 Ditto
8 Small scree area

Best Wishes David
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Re: Silver Sax's
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2009, 02:14:17 PM »
What a lovely display, David! Silvers are only beginning to flower in this Aberdeen garden.
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Re: Silver Sax's
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2009, 03:21:36 PM »
Some gorgeous plants there David !
Despite the fact they're all white - the diversity is stunning !
Thanks for showing.
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Re: Silver Sax's
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2009, 06:06:45 PM »
I cannot let this wonderfull year for Saxifrage pass without a few pictures of the Silvers. They are fantastic plants to grow in the garden or in troughs. Interesting foiliage and good flower power.

1 S. Longifolia
2 S. Alan Hayhurst & S. Snowdrift
3 S. Hostii
4 S. Reginald Farrer
5 S. Canis- Dalmatica
6 Silvers in a Rock Pavement Bed
7 Ditto
8 Small scree area

Best Wishes David

A wonderful froth of white from your Saxifraga with such different growing habits - no wonder you're so proud of them David  :) 

I have only just begun to really appreciate them in a raised bed where you can view them in detail and will definitely accommodate the Silvers - just love the S. Longifolia but will see what I can find.
Valais, Switzerland - 1,200 metres - Continental climate - rocks and moraine

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Re: Silver Sax's
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2009, 09:02:15 PM »
Hi Luc
Yes the majority are white but several have wonderfull markings on the petals, the best being S. Southside Seedling & S. Canis Dalmatica.I'm afraid my cheap camera does not do close ups very good. Also S. Esther has a soft yellow flower & S. Hare Knoll Beauty has rose coloured flowers.
There is a new silver just out called S. Jaromir it was a seedling found in Jaromir Guishap garden in the Czech Rep' This has red flowers
I got it from Gerd Stoop in Germany. There is a picture of it on the Sax Society Forum/ Lyminge Update/ page2
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Re: Silver Sax's
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2009, 12:41:09 PM »
David,

That first one in particular is fantastic.  Amazing spray of flowers.  Saxs are something I haven't tried as I am so hot here in summer that I figure they won't do well for me.  I do grow the "mother of millions", which is spreading about the place and seems pretty happy, but I realise it is a hardier one.  I do so like your silver ones though.  :o
Cheers.

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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2009, 09:28:37 AM »
I have just seen Saxifraga Tumbling Waters has won the Farrer Medal at Wimborne on Saturday, their is a picture on AGS site under plants at the shows. Super plant.
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Re: Silver Sax's
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2009, 09:55:48 AM »
David,
I've been growing southside seedling for many years and it sure is one of my favourites too. 
I tried Canis dalmatica too but lost it and never crossed the path of a new plant..  :-\

I had a look at the red coloured S. Jaromir.. WOW  :o that might become a real stunner.  I hope it does well and that it will become available in the trade in not too many years...  It could be a very valuable addition to the silver family !!
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Re: Silver Sax's
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2009, 12:10:21 PM »
I have just seen Saxifraga Tumbling Waters has won the Farrer Medal at Wimborne on Saturday, their is a picture on AGS site under plants at the shows. Super plant.
David
Oh, that's a PLANT? .......I thought it was a small country!! What a whopper.... perfect in every way....I'm so glad not to have had the responsibility of transporting THAT to and from a show!!  ;D That was a feat in itself!!  8)
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Re: Silver Sax's
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2009, 10:22:52 AM »
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I have a spare S. Jaromir, are you Channel Hopping for Autumn South Show on Saturday 26th September.If so I will bring it along.
Best Wishes David
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Re: Silver Sax's
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2009, 10:43:32 AM »
Luc
I have a spare S. Jaromir, are you Channel Hopping for Autumn South Show on Saturday 26th September.If so I will bring it along.
Best Wishes David

Hi David !
That's very generous Sir ! Thank you very much !
And yes, 26th of September is marked red on the calender  ;D ;D
Don't forget to tell me if you see anything of interest to you that I might post on the Forum ! I'd be glad to return the favour !
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