Saxifraga fortunei 'Elga' has deep magenta flowers in large dense panicles. Velvet saxifrages have attractive, thick, mounded foliage.
Saxifragra fortunei is a herbaceous perennial with fleshy, rounded, lobed basal leaves, often reddish beneath and sometimes with flushes of colour on top. The flowers are produced in large dense panicles in late summer and fall and can be red, magenta, pink, or white. They make great specimens for containers, troughs, or the front of the border. 'Elga' has deep magenta flowers in large dense panicles.
Common Name: Velvet Saxifrage
Family: Saxifragaceae (The Saxifrage Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-9
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Magenta
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Soil Moisture: Moist, Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Forests and rock crevices.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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