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Saxifraga 'Polar Drift' (Saxifrage 'Polar Drift')

Intermediate
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.4m
Max height
0.2m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Saxifraga 'Polar Drift'

Other names

Saxifrage 'Polar Drift'

Genus

Saxifraga Saxifraga

Variety or Cultivar

'Polar Drift' _ 'Polar Drift' is a compact, cushion-forming, evergreen perennial with dense rosettes of narrowly-ovate, lime-encrusted, grey-green leaves and tall stems bearing clusters of white flowers in late spring and early summer.


Saxifraga 'Polar Drift' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Vine weevil Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Trim lightly after flowering to remove spent flower stalks.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Saxifraga 'Polar Drift' (Saxifrage 'Polar Drift') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, consistently moist but very well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil, preferably in sun. Prefers cool, moist summers. Can flower early so may need protection from frost damage. Does not tolerate drought or hot, humid weather.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Exposed

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Saxifraga 'Polar Drift'

Other names

Saxifrage 'Polar Drift'

Genus

Saxifraga Saxifraga

Variety or Cultivar

'Polar Drift' _ 'Polar Drift' is a compact, cushion-forming, evergreen perennial with dense rosettes of narrowly-ovate, lime-encrusted, grey-green leaves and tall stems bearing clusters of white flowers in late spring and early summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Cushion or Mound Forming


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Trim lightly after flowering to remove spent flower stalks.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Saxifraga 'Polar Drift' (Saxifrage 'Polar Drift') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Rock

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, consistently moist but very well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil, preferably in sun. Prefers cool, moist summers. Can flower early so may need protection from frost damage. Does not tolerate drought or hot, humid weather.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East

Exposure

Exposed

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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