SAXIFRAGA umbrosa 'Elliott's Variety' Seeds, Succulent ,Perennial Groundcover .
This is a very fine variety of London Pride. Very floriferous, it is compact growing and the combination of reddish stalks and pink flowers in late spring is very effective. An excellent plant for edging in semi-shade. 8ins (20cm)
Evergreen foliage is attractive year round. Part shade areas of the landscape. Border fronts. Foundations. Ground cover. They are evergreen, and form spreading mats hugging the ground between rocks or over the edges of walls.
Sow indoors at any time. Surface sow onto moist, well-drained seed compost. Just cover seed with a sprinkling of soil. Light is needed for germination. Place in a propagator or seal in a polythene bag to maintain humidity, ideal temp.15-20°C. Germination takes 2-4 weeks approx. Germination can be erratic. If germination does not occur cold stratify, move to -4-+4°C, a fridge is ideal, for 4-6 weeks then return to warmth for germination. Once germinated admit air. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on under glass for their 1st winter. Acclimatise and plant out the following spring. Can be sown into a cold frame autumn-spring if desired.
Prefers a humus-rich, gritty or gravelly soil in full or partial sun. Prefers a cool, moist but well-drained location. Allow soil to dry between waterings. A rock garden is ideal.
Cut back flowered stems once the flowers are spent. Will self-seed a little.
When to Sow (indoors): January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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