A picture of a Magic Carpet Saxifrage

Magic Carpet Saxifrage

Saxifraga stolonifera 'Tricolor'

Also known as

Saxifraga 'Tricolor'

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Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Magic Carpet Saxifrage Overview

Saxifraga stolonifera ''Tricolor'' is a herbaceous perennial cultivar from the Saxifragaceae family. This attractive plant is semi-evergreen when grown under glass and reaches an average height of around 30cm. It produces long, slim, red stolons and rounded, hairy foliage measuring 10cm across, leaves are attractively variegated in shades of red-green, green and pink. This cultivar produces delicate white flowers arranged on branched inflorescences called panicles. Flowers have 2 main 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. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. This plant is grown around the world as an ornamental species for its flowers and foliage, it is also a popular houseplant.

Common problems with Magic Carpet Saxifrage

How to propagate Magic Carpet Saxifrage

Division

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn, by division or from rooted offsets in winter.

Seed

Special features of Magic Carpet Saxifrage

Pot plant

Perfect for hanging pots.

Indoor plant

May be grown indoors.

Attractive leaves

Attractive foliage plant.

Other uses of Magic Carpet Saxifrage

Ground cover, hanging baskets, container, rock garden, border

Ornamental