Saxifraga Hardii description
Dark crimson flowers in spring.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for containers, an alpine bed, rock garden or patio and is tricky – it needs a soil that does not dry out if in the sun, or it is okay in a drier soil in shade but there must be no Vine Weevil in your garden (see ‘Care and maintenance’ below).
It is a Mossy Saxifrage type.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil where not too dry.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
It is susceptible to Vine Weevil which lay their eggs by the plant and these develop into white, banana shaped grubs that chomp the roots. Biological control is pretty good at controlling it.
Size of plant:
Height 10 cm.
Spread 15 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 40 plants per square metre.
Buy rockery plants and alpines by mail order here.