A super plant for moist or even damp shade, the clump-forming saxifrage Mukdenia rossii Crimson Fans spreads through rhizomes. This herbaceous perennial is lovely in spring with its short stems of pretty, dancing, starry creamy white flowers, which emerge from rose-blushed bud spikes. The leaves first show with a red flush, before turning deep green, with a silken texture and attractive sheen. In autumn is the highlight, when the foliage tinges bronze-red from the edges inwards.
Low maintenance, and excellent for use as a groundcover in a woodland garden, or in a shady border or container. Hailing from Northern China and Korea, the Red-leaved Mukdenia is best in partial shade, although it can cope with morning sun.
Combine in a partly shaded spot with Polygonatum, Lamprocapnos (formerly Dicentra) spectabilis, Epimedium, Polystichum, Brunnera macrophylla or Astilboides tabularis.
Pot Size: 2L???
Common Name: Red Leafed Mukdenia
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height and Spread: 30cm x 50cm
Preferred Soil Type: Moist to damp or damp, humus-rich, well-drained soil
Position: Full shade / Partial shade
Flowering Period: Early spring