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Chrysosplenium macrophyllum (Giant golden saxifrage)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.15m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Chrysosplenium macrophyllum

Other names

Giant golden saxifrage

Genus

Chrysosplenium Chrysosplenium

Species

C. macrophyllum - C. macrophyllum is a mat-forming, rhizomatous, semi-evergreen to evergreen perennial with rosettes of large, hairy, rounded to broadly ovate, sometimes red- or purple-flushed, mid-green leaves and short, upright stems bearing small, often pink-flushed, white flowers in spring.


Chrysosplenium macrophyllum is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading

Flower

Flushed green, Flushed pink, White in Spring

Foliage

Flushed red, Flushed purple in Spring; Mid-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems if desired.

Propagation methods

Division, Stem tip cuttings


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Where to grow

Chrysosplenium macrophyllum (Giant golden saxifrage) will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist, poor to moderately fertile soil in full or partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moisture-retentive, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Chrysosplenium macrophyllum

Other names

Giant golden saxifrage

Genus

Chrysosplenium Chrysosplenium

Species

C. macrophyllum - C. macrophyllum is a mat-forming, rhizomatous, semi-evergreen to evergreen perennial with rosettes of large, hairy, rounded to broadly ovate, sometimes red- or purple-flushed, mid-green leaves and short, upright stems bearing small, often pink-flushed, white flowers in spring.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Flushed green, Flushed pink, White in Spring

Foliage

Flushed red, Flushed purple in Spring; Mid-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Remove faded flower stems if desired.

Propagation methods

Division, Stem tip cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Chrysosplenium macrophyllum (Giant golden saxifrage) will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife, Woodland

Cultivation

Grow in moist, poor to moderately fertile soil in full or partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moisture-retentive, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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