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DeciduousOr semi evergreen perennial. Kidney-shaped to rounded, 7-lobed leaves 6-10cm (2½-4in) across.
HerbaceousEarly 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 winterHardy 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)Borderline
SAXIFRAGA fortunei 'Black Ruby'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowSpecies introduced into UK by Robert Fortune, Scottish plant hunter, in 1863. An Irregulares saxifrage. A woodland plant.Pests & DiseasesAphids, slugs, vine weevil grubs, red spider mite.Place of originNorthern hemisphere
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windsweptSlightly back from the sea with more shelterRockery (inc alpine)
Leaf Colour (if not green)Black
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-rich
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