Saxifraga rosacea

Mossy Saxifrage

Excellent rock garden plants, these low-growing, compact plants have pink, white, purple or yellow clusters of flowers on tall stems. Also used in troughs or as edging. Foliage is moss-like or has thick, fleshy leaves, some with silver edges, that change color with the seasons. Need good drainage, some moisture and cool temperatures. The cold-hardy Saxifraga stolonifera, Strawberry Begonia, is used as a hanging houseplant. Some types, such as Saxifraga paniculata, need alkaline soil and tolerate more sun. A few varieties are commonly available, but specialty nurseries have dozens. Start from seed in spring, or by division or roots in spring or summer. Plant bulblets of some species.
Saxifraga rosacea, Mossy Saxifrage
Low cushions of mossy-looking foliage have dainty pink, white or red flowers in spring. Foliage turns red in fall in cold winter areas.

Attributes - Saxifraga rosacea

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Early Spring through Late Spring

Flower Color: Pink, Red, White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 in. to 9 in.

Width: 1 ft.

Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Container Plants. Susceptible to Root Rot.

 
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