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Saxifrage

Saxifraga spp.

Also known as

Rockfoil

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

60cm

10cm

Min

40cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Saxifrage Overview

A large genus of herbaceous perennials in the Saxifragaceae family originating from Alpine ecosystems in temperate zones of the Northern Hemisphere. Many are typical arid-zone plants with modified leaves (succulent, needle-like, hairy) to reduce evaporation when growing in exposed sites although there are a few members of the family that thrive in wet meadow habitats. They are usually mat-forming and have panicles or cymes of starry flowers emerging above the base. Cultivated varieties are often grown in alpine houses.

How to propagate Saxifrage

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Saxifrage

Grown for their flowers and attractive foliage. Excellent in rock gardens, screens, raised beds and alpine houses.

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