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SAXIFRAGA fortunei 'Black Ruby'
Black leaves in strong light conditions in summer that fade to a very dark red in autumn when the heads of deep ruby red flowers appear and last from OCT-DEC
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Deciduous - or semi evergreen perennial. Kidney-shaped to rounded, 7-lobed leaves 6-10cm (2½-4in) across.
Red - ruby red
Height - 30cm (12in)
Spread - 30cm (12in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - clump forming perennial. Produces loose, pendent panicles of flowers
Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Additional Features - Good to know - species introduced into UK by Robert Fortune, Scottish plant hunter, in 1863. An Irregulares saxifrage. A woodland plant.
Pests & Diseases - aphids, slugs, vine weevil grubs, red spider mite.
Place of origin - northern hemisphere
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Leaf colour (if not green) - Black
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.