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Chrysosplenium macrophyllum
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Chrysosplenium macrophyllum

Giant Golden Saxifrage

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Item #: 6585

Zones: 7a to 8b, at least

Height: 6" tall

Culture: Light Shade

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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Imagine crossing bergenia, tiarella and Stretch Armstrong and you can envision Chrysosplenium macrophyllum. This strange Chinese saxifrage relative forms 6" tall x 8" wide open rosettes of bergenia-shaped hairy green leaves. In early spring, the rosettes are topped with panicles of UFO-like (unidentified flowering object) flowers that closely resemble a steamrolled foamflower. After flowering, the rosettes send out alien-like above-ground, well-behaved stolons, which root out to form new rosettes...4' wide in 5 years (NC)...moist soil is preferred. To quote plantsman John Elsley, "For those who like this kind of thing, this is the kind of thing they'll really like."