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Saxifraga 'Silver Velvet' (fortunei) (Saxifrage 'Silver Velvet' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.2m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Saxifraga 'Silver Velvet' (fortunei)

Other names

Saxifrage 'Silver Velvet'

Genus

Saxifraga Saxifraga

Variety or Cultivar

'Silver Velvet' _ 'Silver Velvet' is a clump-forming, deciduous to semi-evergreen perennial with rounded to kidney-shaped, lobed, fleshy, purple-brown leaves, silvery-grey at the veins, reddish-purple beneath, and upright stems bearing loose, open panicles of white flowers from late summer into autumn.


Saxifraga 'Silver Velvet' (fortunei) is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Silvery-grey, Flushed brown, Dark-purple, Reddish-purple, Veined, Variegated in Spring; Silvery-grey, Flushed brown, Dark-purple, Reddish-purple, Veined, Variegated in Summer; Flushed brown, Dark-purple, Veined, Variegated, Silvery-grey, Reddish-purple in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

General care

Pruning

No pruning required. Remove faded flowers spikes if desired.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Saxifraga 'Silver Velvet' (fortunei) (Saxifrage 'Silver Velvet' ) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Rock, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained soil in deep or partial shade. Mulch in spring. Dislikes excessive winter wet. Do not allow to dry out in summer.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Saxifraga 'Silver Velvet' (fortunei)

Other names

Saxifrage 'Silver Velvet'

Genus

Saxifraga Saxifraga

Variety or Cultivar

'Silver Velvet' _ 'Silver Velvet' is a clump-forming, deciduous to semi-evergreen perennial with rounded to kidney-shaped, lobed, fleshy, purple-brown leaves, silvery-grey at the veins, reddish-purple beneath, and upright stems bearing loose, open panicles of white flowers from late summer into autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem


Colour

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Silvery-grey, Flushed brown, Dark-purple, Reddish-purple, Veined, Variegated in Spring; Silvery-grey, Flushed brown, Dark-purple, Reddish-purple, Veined, Variegated in Summer; Flushed brown, Dark-purple, Veined, Variegated, Silvery-grey, Reddish-purple in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Vine weevil

General care

Pruning

No pruning required. Remove faded flowers spikes if desired.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Saxifraga 'Silver Velvet' (fortunei) (Saxifrage 'Silver Velvet' ) will reach a height of 0.2m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Rock, Underplanting

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained soil in deep or partial shade. Mulch in spring. Dislikes excessive winter wet. Do not allow to dry out in summer.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, 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, Zone 6

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