Saxifraga moschata

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Saxifraga moschata, Wulf. (S. muscoides, Hort., not All. S. muscoides var. moschata, Hort.). Cespitose, 1-5 in. high, the caudicles herbaceous or subligneous, foliose: lvs. smooth, nerves not prominent, glabrous or glandular-pilose; those of the caudicles linear, entire, obtuse or cuneate, 3-, rarely 5-parted, lobes linear, obtuse, horizontally spreading; cauline lvs. few, 3-lobed or entire; bracts linear, obtuse: infl. racemose or paniculate, 1-10-fld., borne on erect, few-lvd., subglabrous or glandular-pilose fl.-sts.: fls. commonly yellowish but not uncommonly rose or dark purple, seldom almost white; calyx-lobes ovate, obtuse; petals spreading, oblong, obtuse, 3-nerved, slightly exceeding the calyx-lobes: fr. ovate-globose. May, June. Cent. and S. Eu. Gn. 76, p. 283 (as S. cespitosa).—Linnaeus included this under S. cespitosa and in consequence the two species have been commonly confused. There seems no doubt, however, that Linnaeus intended his cespitosa to apply to the Lapland form. S. moschata is readily separated from the true S. muscoides by the lobed lvs.; those of the latter are unlobed and linear. A very variable species; some of the varieties in cult. are: Var. Allionii, Engl. (S. Allionii, Gaud., not Baumg. S. muscoides var. Allionii, Hort.). Laxly cespitose, robust, 3-6 in. high: lvs. long-petioled, 3-5-lobed at the apex; the lobes short and very obtuse: infl. many-fld., paniculate: fls. white; petals broader and obovate. Switzerland. Var. atropurpurea, Sternb. (S. atropurpurea, Sternb. S. muscoides var. atropurpurea, Ser. S. muscoides var. purpurea, Sternb.), has the petals dark purple and sometimes obovate-oblong. G.W. 5, p. 254. G.M. 58:1. Var. compacta, Correv. (S. muscoides var. compacta, Koch). Tufts small and very dense: lvs. densely imbricate: sts. usually 1-fld., often scarcely 1/2 in. high. Var. densa, Hubb. (S. muscoides var. densa, Hort. S. densa, Hort., not Willd.), has the foliage so tightly packed as to give the effect of turf: fls. white. Var. Fergusonii, Hubb. (S. Fergusonii, Hort.). Free-flowering, so much so as nearly to hide the vivid green carpet of foliage: fls. bright crimson, in clusters on very short sts. "Guildford Seedling," also treated as a form of S. muscoides and S. Rhei, appears to be nothing more than a later-flowering form of var. Fergusonii. Gn.W. 23:427. Var. pygmaea, Engl. (S. pygmaea, Haw. S. muscoides var. pygmaea, Hort.). Densely cespitose: the lvs. rather thick, all entire, the apex rotund-obtuse or with three crenatures. Var. Rhei, Hort., also spelled Rhaei and Rhoei (S. Rhei, Schott. S. cespitosa var. Rhei, Hort. S. muscoides var. Rhei, Hort.). Forms mossy hillocks covered in April and May with masses of rather large rose-colored fls. Grows about 6 in. high. A form of this more commonly cult., is known as S. Rhei superba or S. muscoides Rhei superba, and has a more robust habit and larger deeper colored fls. CH

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