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Saxifraga 'Tricolor' (Magic carpet saxifrage)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Saxifraga 'Tricolor'

Other names

Magic carpet saxifrage

Genus

Saxifraga Saxifraga

Variety or Cultivar

'Tricolor' _ 'Tricolor' is a small herbaceous perennial suitable for indoor or greenhouse. It has rounded green leaves with red-flushed, white margins. In summer, it bears open panicles of tiny, white flowers.


Saxifraga 'Tricolor' is: Deciduous

Habit

Trailing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Flushed red, White, Variegated, Green in Summer

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

Propagation methods

Runners


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Where to grow

Saxifraga 'Tricolor' (Magic carpet saxifrage) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow under glass or indoors with a minimum temperature of 5°C. Plant in free-draining, humus-rich soil in shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, 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.

Indoor unheated (H2)

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Botanical name

Saxifraga 'Tricolor'

Other names

Magic carpet saxifrage

Genus

Saxifraga Saxifraga

Variety or Cultivar

'Tricolor' _ 'Tricolor' is a small herbaceous perennial suitable for indoor or greenhouse. It has rounded green leaves with red-flushed, white margins. In summer, it bears open panicles of tiny, white flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Trailing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Flushed red, White, Variegated, Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs , Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Runners


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Saxifraga 'Tricolor' (Magic carpet saxifrage) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Grow under glass or indoors with a minimum temperature of 5°C. Plant in free-draining, humus-rich soil in shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, 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.

Indoor unheated (H2)

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