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Saxifrage Plant

Saxifrage Plant

Saxifrage Plant

Saxifrages are an enormous group of plants most often grown in rock gardens. This selection is good choice for the partially shaded rock garden or in alpine troughs and other containers. It forms a low cushion or mound of shiny bright-green leaves, bearing short stems of red buds that open into upfacing, star-shaped rose-pink flowers in spring. Requires a cool, moist location. Dislikes drought and hot humid summer weather. Trim lightly after flowering. Evergreen. This early spring wildflower can be planted shaded rock gardens. Many members of this genus occur and they can be found in both wet and dry habitats. Mountain Saxifrage (S. michauxii), a southern species that grows up to 18 inches (45 cm) tall, has coarse leaves, and white petals of slightly different sizes, spotted with yellow.

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saxifrage, (genus Saxifraga), also called rockfoil, any of a genus of flowering plants, of the family Saxifragaceae, native in temperate, subarctic, and alpine areas. About 300 species have been identified. Many of them are valued as rock-garden subjects, and some are grown in garden borders. As a group they are notable for their small bright flowers and fine-textured foliage. Alpine species are the earliest to flower in gardens.

Gornall, RJ (2011) [1984]. "Saxifraga". In Cullen, James; Knees, Sabina G.; Cubey, H. Suzanne (eds.). The European Garden Flora Flowering Plants: A Manual for the Identification of Plants Cultivated in Europe, Both Out-of-Doors and Under Glass. Vol. III Angoiospermae - Dicotyledons (Resedaceae - Cyrillaceae) (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 102–131. ISBN (Saxifrage) can be annuals, biennials, evergreen or herbaceous perennials. Noted for the exquisite symmetry of their star-shaped flowers and fine-textured foliage, they come in all sorts of sizes, shapes, colors and bloom from late winter through to the frosts of fall. Mostly mat-forming in habit, they are well-suited to rock gardens, troughs, containers. These creeping groundcovers from North America and Europe need good drainage and light soil. Free-flowering, Saxifraga 'Highlander Red Shades' (Saxifrage) is a low-growing, evergreen perennial producing a dense cushion of tiny, emerald green, lobed leaves. In early to late spring, a profusion of small deep rose to red flowers, adorned with greenish-yellow centers, rise on fine, upright stems above the foliage and create a ravishing display. Compact, this lovely saxifrage is perfect for the front of borders or rock gardens. ower, Saxifraga x arendsii 'Touran Pink' (Saxifrage) is a low-growing, evergreen perennial producing a dense cushion of tiny, emerald green, lobed leaves. In early to late spring, a profusion of small rosy pink flowers, adorned with greenish-yellow centers, rise on fine, upright stems above the foliage and create a ravishing display. Compact, this lovely saxifrage is an impressive and reliable performer. It is perfect for the front of borders or rock gardens. A favorite for small containers too! (Source: www.gardenia.net)

 

 

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