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Aug 2, 2016 11:29 AM CST
|I'd like to ask you to identify the following plant in order to determine whether its current location is appropriate for it.|
Grows in central Europe, zone 7a, overwintered without being covered although it is sheltered from the wind (the winter was milder than usual with virtually no snow).
Bought from a DIY chain store as part of an "alpine" plant set, none of which had any name to them. This is the only type that survived, everything else croaked.
Did bloom around June with small white flowers on tall upright stalks (about 1 foot tall).
One of such stalks was accidentally pulled out of the ground which proved this particular plant had shallow and thin roots without a single main one.
It's currently surrounded by sedum, which may also serve as a size reference, as shown in the last photo.
Aug 2, 2016 11:39 AM CST
|It looks like a saxifrage, maybe S. longifolia or a hybrid. There are lots of different saxifrages so maybe someone has a better idea. Here are the results of Googling Saxifraga longifolia:|
Aug 2, 2016 11:50 AM CST
|It does look a lot like Encrusted Saxifrage (Saxifraga longifolia)|
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Aug 2, 2016 12:35 PM CST
|Look also at Saxifraga 'Superba' (callosa subsp. callosa var. australis)|
'Superba' is a mat-forming, evergreen perennial with rosettes of silvery-green leaves between 2.5 and 4.5cm long; the lower leaves being markedly longer than upper ones.
You can get the RHS link from google images, the link itself doesn't work.
Aug 2, 2016 1:19 PM CST
|Thank you That certainly is the plant in question.|
As for which specific cultivar, having compared the images, I am not entirely sure.
It does not seem to form a dense rosette like the first one but isn't as clustered as the second one either.
Aug 2, 2016 2:10 PM CST
|You're welcome. |
Your plant has room to roam which could make the difference.