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Saxifraga fortunei ‘Silver Velvet’

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Saxifraga fortunei 'Silver Velvet'
  • Family: Saxifragaceae
  • Plant Type: Alpine, Perennial
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Silver

Saxifraga fortunei ‘Silver Velvet’ is a pretty alpine plant for a rock garden or shady container display. It bears neat mounds of scalloped, burgundy leaves with grey stripes. Small white flowers appear from September to November. 

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Grow Saxifraga fortunei ‘Silver Velvet’ in moist but well-drained soil in partial or deep shade. Don’t let it dry out in summer.

How to grow Saxifraga 'Silver Velvet'

  • Plant size

    20cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade, partial shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Saxifraga 'Silver Velvet' and wildlife

Saxifraga 'Silver Velvet' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Saxifraga 'Silver Velvet' poisonous?

Saxifraga 'Silver Velvet' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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