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Scientific Name: Saxifraga (hybrid cvs.)
Pronunciation: sacks-IFF-ruh-guh
Common Name: hybrid saxifrage
Family Name: Saxifragaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features: Leaves basal but otherwise highly variable; panicle with florets mostly 1-2 cm wide, most with 5 separate identical petals, cultivars mostly white, pink or shades of red.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Deep shade, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Ground cover
Additional Info: Google. Hybrid shown: S. x urbium. Also on campus: S. x arendsii (see separate entry).
hybrid saxifrage
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Orbicular, Spatulate
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Attenuate, Rounded
Margins: Dentate, Pinnately lobed, Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Panicle
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Colour (petals): White, Pink, Yellow, Red, Dark-red
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul
Additional Info: Ovary position can vary depending on species involved

Fruit Type: Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Sep
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark or Stem Colour:

Pest Susceptibility: Rabbit resistant
(ONE) Overpass North side East : S. x arendsii
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