Saxifrage 'Silver Velvet'

Saxifraga fortunei

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Saxifraga (saks-if-FRAG-uh) (Info)
Species: fortunei (for-TOO-nee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Silver Velvet

Category:

Perennials

Ponds and Aquatics

Foliage Color:

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fallston, Maryland

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 9, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

This is a woodland species and needs some protection from the hottest sun. It's a great plant for livening shady spots, where few plant flower in autumn.

Requires consistent moisture but also requires good drainage like the species---this is definitely not a plant for bogs or water gardens. Sitting in wet soil will kill it.

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