Strawberry Begonia

Saxifraga stolonifera

Creeping Saxifrage, Strawberry Saxifrage, Mother-Of-Thousands, Strawberry-Geranium

profile iconSaxifraga stolonifera Harvest Moon 1
by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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profile iconSaxifraga stolonifera Harvest Moon 1
by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Herbaceous perennial species in the Saxifragaceae family. This attractive plant is semi-evergreen when grown under glass and reaches an average height of around 30cm. Produces long, slim, red stolons and rounded, hairy foliage measuring 10cm across, in good sunlight they may take on an attractive pink colouration. Leaves have silver veins on the upper surface and red-brown colouring on the underside. This species produces delicate, showy, highly ornate, white flowers arranged on branched inflorescences called panicles. Flowers have 2 main white petals on the lower side, which are significantly larger than the other 3 petals, these are reduced in size and have yellow and/ or pink patterning on their inner surfaces. Native to China, Japan and Korea, this plant is now grown around the world as an ornamental species for its flowers and foliage, it is also a popular houseplant.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Special features

Pot plant

Perfect for hanging pots.

Indoor plant

May be grown indoors.

Attractive leaves

Attractive foliage plant.

Environment

Light

Full Shade, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil type

Loam, Sand, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Personality

Family

Saxifragaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

None
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