17) Saxifraga, Heuchera and other Saxifragaceae

Telesonix jamesii

Submitted by Kelaidis on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 13:58

I realize it's not strictly speaking Saxifraga, but I'm sure that neither Reginald Farrer nor Malcolm would object to treating it in this section...Telesonix jamesii is one of our supreme endemic Colorado plants (I know, I know, there is a Telesonix called jamesii that occurs in the Middle Rockies of Wyoming and Montana that pretends to be this same thing: that miserable creature is Telesonix heucheriformis: Those of us who have seen and know both know the

hardy Saxifrage for zone 2b

Submitted by tropicalgirl25… on Sat, 02/27/2010 - 17:31

Hi Malcolm
I am a newbie from Saskatoon,Canada. Lately I am interested in growing and overwintering saxifrage in zone 2b.I ordered Saxifrage riverslea from wrightman alpines. can you suggest what else(apart from the hybrid,mossy saxifrage)is hardy to this area and how do I overwinter either outside or in the basement.I do not have a green house

My best silver

Submitted by Boland on Sun, 02/21/2010 - 16:57

Check out this beauty! I grew this from seed obtained from Harry Jans. It was suppose to be longifolia, but it obviously isn't! I think it may be a hybrid between paniculata and longifolia. The plant is now 4 years old and still no blooms. I expect flowers this coming year.

Mystery silver

Submitted by Kelaidis on Fri, 02/19/2010 - 09:38

Aside from the many forms of Saxifraga paniculata, this terrific silver is the longest lived and showiest silver saxifrage in my garden. I have seen it sold as S. 'Macnabiana' and S. hostii: it looks like a sort of upright lingulata type to my eyes...does anyone have this form growing and have an accurate name for it?

Queen of saxifrages... Saxifraga oppositifolia

Submitted by Kelaidis on Thu, 02/18/2010 - 06:41

I couldn't resist filling up all the posts on the genus and species Discussions: they were looking so bereft! And if one is to post a saxifrage, surely Saxifraga oppositifolia is the one: I am ashamed to say I am not currently growing this, although I have grown it superbly in Boulder and at the Gardens for decades on end (I once had a mat almost a square yard in extent!).