Saxifraga x arendsii

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Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifragaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: rosette
Leaves: semi-evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: not specified

63D / e981ab 

Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: cushion- or mound-forming

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Saxifraganae
Ordo:
Saxifragales
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Saxifraga x arendsii is a perennial.

Contents

Naming

Taxonomy

Saxifraga x arendsii is a species in the genus Saxifraga which contains approximately 477 to 1206 species and belongs to the family of the Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family). The type species of the genus is Saxifraga granulata.

Characteristics

Saxifraga x arendsii - habitus

Growth

The comparatively slow-growing perennials have a pulvinate (cushion-formig) habit and reach heights of 5 to 20 centimetres. The plants reach a width of 10 to 30 centimetres.

Leaves

Saxifraga x arendsii is semi-deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are in rosettes. They are ovate, pinnatipartite and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Saxifraga x arendsii produces cymes of pink five-stellate flowers from May to June.


Root System

Distribution

Saxifraga x arendsii is native to : garden origin.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6). The soil should be humous.

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • rockeries

Uses

The ornamental value of Saxifraga x arendsii lies especially in the ornamental leaves. The recommended planting distance is 15 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 5. Suited for rockeries, roof greening and for mixed borders, as well as suited as cemetery plant and as container plant.

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagation

  • Cuttings in early summer
  • Division in spring
  • Rooting leaf rosettes in early summer


Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Honeydew, galls and distorted leaves are a sign for an infestation with aphids. Use an insecticide or control biologically , e.g. with parasitic wasps or predators such as Aphidoletes aphidimyza.

Small dark-coloured beetles feeding on the plants are very likely vine weevils. Their larvae feed on seedling, cuttings, roots and tubers. Handpick and destroy pests and improve hygiene. Additionaly use insecticide or biological control (nematodes).

Fine webs on the plants indicate an infestation with red spider mites. These sap-sucking insects mainly appear under glass and can be controlled either with insecticide or biologically with parasitic mites.

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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