Saxifraga Silver Velvet

 

Clump-forming, deciduous to semi-evergreen perennial with rounded to kidney-shaped, lobed, fleshy, purple-brown leaves, silvery-grey at the veins, reddish-purple beneath, and upright stems bearing loose, open panicles of white flowers from late summer into autumn. Will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

 

Plant in moist but well-drained soil in deep or partial shade. Mulch in spring. Dislikes excessive winter wet. Do not allow to dry out in summer.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.