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This is a mat-forming saxifrage that is an excellent plant for the rock garden. It forms a large rosette of very pale green leaves heavily encrusted with silvery deposits. The encrustation is limestone exuded by the leaves, hence the need for chalky soil. After several years when it reaches full size, the plant flowers, producing arching plumes of tiny white flowers, heavily spotted with red. This display continues for several weeks, then the parent plant slowly dies off. Usually a legacy of self-sown seedlings will start to appear, although these may be hybrids with other saxifrages.
Cultivar: Southside Seedling
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: White
Foliage colour: Light green
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Sandy
Skill level: Beginner
Time to plant seeds: September to November
Time to divide plants: March to May
Flowering period: May to June
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