Saxifraga decipiens

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Saxifraga decipiens, Ehrh. (S. caespitosa, Hort., not Linn.). Cespitose, about 3 in. high, the caudicles herbaceous, rarely subligneous, rather long and leafy: sts. erect, few-lvd., smooth or at first glandular-pilose above: lvs. obovate-cuneate or spatulate, attenuate to the 1-nerved, flat petiole, apex either 3-pointed or 3-lobed, lateral lobes 2- or 3-lobed or even the midlobe 3-lobed, the lobes oblong acute; cauline lvs. deeply 3-lobed: infl. loosely panicled, few-fld. (usually 3): fls. white; sepals oblong-lanceolate, subacute; petals obovate, 3-veined. May, June. Eu. L.B.C. 16:1510. Gn. 78, p. 271.— Approaches S. cespitosa, Linn., from which it is most easily distinguished by the acute lf .-lobes and subacute sepals; also approaches S. hypnoides, from which it is readily told as that species has buds in the axils of the lvs. of the barren shoots, whereas S. decipiens has not. Very variable; some of the cult. forms are: Var. alba, Hort., which has strong growth and white fls. Var. Arkwrightii, Hort. (S. Arkwrightii, Hort.). Rather tall-growing and free-flowering: the buds are suffused with a pale rose tint, but the fls. are pure white, flat, and large, 3/4-l in. across. G.C. III. 45:314. Var. bathoniensis, Hort. (S. bathoniensis, Hort. S. muscoides var. bathoniensis, Hort.). A rapid grower, 10-14 in. high, with stout branching sts. bearing large scarlet-crimson fls. Var. bristoleana, Hort. Fls. bright crimson. Var. Clibranii, Hort. (S. Clibranii, Hort. S. muscoides var. Clibranii, Hort.). A plant of robust constitution, increasing rapidly and flowering freely; the foliage consisting of closely set rosettes of grass-green color: fl.-sts. 5-6 in. high, bearing fls. which are variously described as deep clear rose, rich crimson and rich blackish crimson, 1/2 in. or more diam. G.C. III. 45:301. G. 36:395. Gn. 73, p. 264. J.H. III. 58:431. Var. grandiflora, Hort., is a free-growing plant 6-8 in. high with good-sized fls. of a rich red fading to pink. Very similar to var. bathoniensis. Var. groenlandica, Engl. (S. cespitosa var. groenlandica, Hort.). Densely cespitose, with few-lvd., few-fld. sts. and broadly cuneate, palmately 3-5-divided lvs.; the lobes ovate-lanceolate, acute. Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Norway, Iceland, Greenland, and Lab.

Var. hybrida, Hort., is probably a strain of red-fld. hybrids. It is suggested by one author that they are the result of a cross between S. decipiens and S. granulata. Some of the trade names of these variants are S. decipiens hybrida grandiflora, Hort. (S. decipiens grandiflora hybrida, Hort. S. hybrida grandiflora, Hort.), with large rich crimson or bright red fls. S. hybrida grandiflora alba, Hort., with neat cushions of dark green foliage and large pure white fls. resembling those of S. Burseriana var. gloria. S. rosea superba, Hort., which is said to be a remarkably effective variety with rich rose-red fls. G.M. 56:151. S. hybrida splendens, Hort., with rosettes of moss-like foliage covered with medium-sized brilliant red or dark carmine-red fls. All of these forms are much prized by fanciers abroad.

Var. lutescens, Hort., is offered in the trade. Var. purpurea grandiflora, Hort., is a trade name for a form which is said to be more vigorous than previous red saxifrages. It is said to form compact basal tufts with bright red fls., fading to rose, nearly 1 in. diam. April. Var. sanguinea, Hort. (S. sanguinea superba, Hort., not S. sanguinea, Franch. S. muscoides var. sanguinea superba, Hort.). Habit neat and compact, growth rapid: fls. rich blood-red, well retained when old. Var. Sternbergii, Engl. (S. Sternbergii, Willd. S. hibernica, Haw., not Sternb. S. hypnoides var. Sternbergii, Hort.). Lvs. ciliate, somewhat pedate; the midlobe entire, the lateral 2-parted, or the midlobe and also the lateral 3-parted; the divisions rather obtuse. Germany, Ireland, Norway, and Greenland. Var. villosa, Engl., is a form which is villous and canescent and has white fls. CH

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