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botanical name:
Saxifraga spruneri
Saxifraga spruneri © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Saxifragaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.08m
width: 0.10m
growth rate: very slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Slow growing, cushion-forming alpine. Dense, small rosettes of hairy, lime encrusted, mid-green leaves. Flat topped cymes of star-shaped yellowish white flowers in late spring.


cultivation:
Very sharply drained alkaline or neutral soil in full sun. Avoid excessive winter wet. Can be successfully grown in tufa.

propagation:
By separation of rosettes.

usage:
Suitable for alpine troughs, rock or scree gardens

other notes:
Porphyrion section, Kabschia subsection saxifage.
Native of the Balkans.

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