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Saxifraga  retusa Gouan  sect. Porphyrion 
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FamilySAXIFRAGACEAE
Genus species var.Saxifraga  retusa Gouan  sect. Porphyrion
SynonymsSaxifraga baumgartenii Schott
 Saxifraga purpurea All.
 Saxifraga wulfeniana Schott
Territory Middle EuropeSouthwestern EuropeSoutheastern EuropeAustriaBulgariaCzechoslovakiaFranceItalyPolandRomaniaSpainSwitzerland
rocks
Altitude2000-3000m
Description leaves curvate, shiny dark greene, linear, flowers minute, ca. 8mm across, of 2-3, petals narrowly ovate, anthers orange
Size1-5cm
Colorpale purple
Bloomspring
Ca-
Typecarpet
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in winter, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 16-21°C
division after flowering; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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