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Large-Leaved Pachyphragma

Pachyphragma macrophyllum

Pachyphragma macrophyllum-2 by Fagus (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H6

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

1m

10cm

Min

50cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Large-Leaved Pachyphragma Overview

Pachyphragma macrophyllum is the sole species in the genus Pachyphragma. It is a herbaceous perennial in the mustard family, Brassicaceae. Typically growing to around 40cm in height, this plant produces rounded leaves with scalloped edges, these measure up to 10cm in width and are arranged in basal rosettes. The foliage may partly persist over mild winters, particularly in sheltered gardens. Leaves decrease in size going up the stems and this plant has small, white flowers which appear in the spring. They lead onto small, upside-down heart-shaped, green fruits.

Common problems with Large-Leaved Pachyphragma

How to propagate Large-Leaved Pachyphragma

Division

Divide in spring.

Seed

Sow seed in autumn.

Cuttings

Basal stem softwood cuttings are best taken in spring.

Special features of Large-Leaved Pachyphragma

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Large-Leaved Pachyphragma

Ground cover