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Creeping Saxifrage

Saxifraga stolonifera

Also known as

Strawberry Saxifrage, Strawberry Begonia, Strawberry geranium, Mother of thousands, Saxifrage

Saxifraga stolonifera Harvest Moon 1 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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

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Creeping Saxifrage Overview

Saxifraga stolonifera is a herbaceous perennial species from the Saxifragaceae family. This attractive plant is semi-evergreen when grown under glass and reaches an average height of around 30cm. 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. It is commonly known by the names Creeping Saxifrage, Strawberry Saxifrage and Strawberry Begonia, amongst others. It 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. Flowers are delicate, showy, highly ornate and coloured white. The flowers are arranged on branched inflorescences called panicles. The blooms 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.

How to propagate Creeping Saxifrage

Division

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

Seed

Special features of Creeping Saxifrage

Pot plant

Perfect for hanging pots.

Indoor plant

May be grown indoors.

Attractive leaves

Attractive foliage plant.

Other uses of Creeping Saxifrage

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

Ornamental

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