It's the peak season of S. paniculata in Newfoundland at the moment. Here are some of the many varieties I have. This is the standard species.
Varieties of Saxifraga paniculata
Tammy, that looks like S. cortusifolia var. fortunei (aka S. fortunei)...that type is not hardy in my area.
Todd, & Tammy, they are all so beautiful. I really like the Punctatissima with the 'freckles'. I've been looking and looking at alpines, but have overshot my plant budget by so much this year I can't even find it anymore LOL. dream & plan, dream & plan
As usual, you both grow splendid plants.
If I live cloe to either of you, there would be a few missing
from your gardens.
I wouldn't claim this is a good specimen or anything (unfortunately, I have been better generally at killing saxifrages than growing them!), but I'm quite surprised to have had a Saxifraga fortunei v. rubrifolia come through 2 winters now, without any protection. No blooms as yet, so conditions (mostly shade, humusy, leaf-moldy soil) probably aren't quite what it wants... uhh, did I mention that saxifrages kind of baffle me? I certainly didn't expect it to winter over here, at any rate!
I lost my S. fortunei in the winter...its amazing yours is surviving considering how much colder you are than I am. If it does flower, its very late in the fall. Mine bloomed in October. I grew mine in a shady location. Encrusted saxifrages generally grow very well in Calgary...I know several CRAG members who have spectacular collections.
Hmm, October.... well, the colchicums and autumn crocus manage it somehow despite the frost (even into December on one occasion, incredibly!) And since it is under a tree canopy, that may help a bit.
I'll have to keep an eye on it to see if it shows any signs of intending to bloom this year. Thanks for the info! Yes, I must get more involved with CRAGS - a terrific resource there for learning about alpines!