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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 ?

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.


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.




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.
Green Fingered Mikey
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


Thank you both - I'll take your advice and move them.

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