SILVER SAXIFRAGES - SECTION LIGULATAE        INTRO PAGE


Please  scroll slowly down and read before entering the Silver Saxifrages Catalogue.

On this page we give you a short explanation about the importance of the Silvers.

In the menu on the left you find the sub-pages 1,2 and 3, were you can find

the Silvers we list in our catalogue.

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We have to make our excuses, because due to a mistake we lost many

photo's of the Silvers in flower.  So we have to make new photo's the coming Silver season.

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Prices

Silvers Saxifrages in 5cm pot 2,00 €uro a piece

Silver Saxifrages in 7cm Pot  2,00 €uro a piece

Silver Saxifrages in 9cm Pot  3,00 €uro a piece


Please Scroll down to learn more about the Silver Saxifrages


 

Saxifrages from the Ligulatea section are often named as 'Silvers'   This comes from the Silvery-grey leaves especially when grown in poor gravelly soil which they prefer.

They are rather easy to grow!

An other important feature is the encrustment on the leave edges, which is infact lime-sweating.


 

Silvers are very important for us Alpinegardeners for they flower after most Porophyllum Saxifrages and General Alpines are out of flower.  They start to flower in May and June and can flower rather long when weather is not to warm.   They can deal with a fair amount of sun and wil do best in a rather poor and gravelly soil mixture.


 

 

They all flower with a spike with many,many litlle flowers which gives a great display in our rockgarden.

 

The flower color is mostly white or white with small red dots.    A few Silvers are creamy, rose or red.

 

Flower stems can be very long up to 50-60 cm!   Or small up to 5-10 cm with the more dwarfish silvers.

 

 

Photo by Adrian Young


But the most important feature of the Silvers are ofcourse the rosettes!   Like the Porophyllum Saxifrages...the Silvers are whole year long....GREEN!.   

 

And some can 'color' reddish in atumn and winter, which gives this magnificent plants something

even more extra!

So when all the other Alpines are out of flower or gone during autumn and winter ......the Saxifrages give your garden the 'body' it needs!

 

So Saxifrages are the only Alpines which are 'Green' all year...and that's why a very wise saying is;

 

'Saxifrages are the backbone of the alpinegarden'



One can find all kind of different rosettes....Big...Small....Grey...Green....Silvery.....round....spiky......sharp.

That's why more and more alpine lovers collect these important plants!

We always try to increase our collection so we can offer you a excellent stock of Silver Saxifrages!

 

Please enjoy 'Snooping' trough our list and don't forget to order...........



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