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16/04/2014 at 16:54
I planted 40+ Saxifrage plants last year and they've spread to about 16 to 20 inches in diameter producing a fabulous display of flowers this spring. However I've lost 6 or more plants due them turning brown at the centre, spreading and eventually killing the plant. What's causing this ? and what can I do about it ?
16/04/2014 at 17:33

Someone gave me a big pot with Saxifrage in it last year; the same thing happened to it and I think it was just too soggy. I didn't realise that the pot had weird 'raised' drainage holes, so there was always about 2 or3 cm of water in the base.

16/04/2014 at 19:28

Ours does that, we just ignore it and it covers up again, just give it a little rake with your fingers. Is it like this, this has been here forever. Goes brown then comes back, no probs.


16/04/2014 at 19:59
Hi Lyn,
it does look exacly like yours but if left it spreads amd eventually kills the whole plant.
Your garden looks great by the way.
16/04/2014 at 20:13
Mine does the same I planted 6 months ago it went brown in the centre and I put down to extreme wet weather we had here in rochdale,so moved it to a more sheltered area in my rockery bed I did what Lyn said and scratched as much of the brown as I could it grew back and is now just starting to flower
17/04/2014 at 17:41
Thank you both - I'll take your advice and move them.
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