Although technically not a succulent they are used as companion plants to many hardy succulents and other alpines adding a new dimension to trough gardens, crevice gardens and rock gardens or give them the opportunity to strut their stuff in a hypertufa creation. … See more about growing seeds to make more plants.
Correspondingly, do Saxifraga come back every year?
Saxifrage is a beautiful little perennial that blooms for most of the year depending on the variety. Along edges, as ground cover or to the side of a perennial flower bed, it will look magnificent.
Also to know is, is Saxifraga annual or perennial?
Free-flowering, Saxifraga ‘Highlander Red Shades’ (Saxifrage) is a low-growing, evergreen perennial producing a dense cushion of tiny, emerald green, lobed leaves.
Will saxifrage grow in shade?
For best results grow Saxifraga umbrosa in moist but well-drained soil, in partial to full shade.
The mossy saxifrages look exactly like clumps of moss. Saxifrage ‘Cloth of Gold’ has bright yellow, lacy foliage and clouds of tiny white flowers. Encrusted saxifrages have rosettes of evergreen leaves dusted in chalky white. Their delicate white flowers are held in airy sprays.
You can plant them outside in the early fall or late winter. If you want to take offsets, it’s best to do that in the winter. But if you have some mature clumps of Saxifraga, you can divide them in the early spring.
They have a long flowering period so i think dead heading is helpful. It depends on the variety. Mossy saxifrages don’t like to get too hot or dry out so in a terracotta pot you will have to be careful to keep the pot/roots cool and moist. They also don’t like to be too wet so use a gritty soil.
Saxifraga stolonifera is commonly called strawberry begonia or strawberry geranium as plants spread by strawberry-like runners and have begonia/geranium-like leaves.
The woodland varieties like well-drained humus-rich soil and make excellent ground covers. Most do well in cool morning sun or partial shade, are evergreen and are slug- and deer-resistant and they look great in the garden year-round, even in the dead of winter.
It’s easy going, looks pretty in a hanging pot, and will live just as happily as groundcover in a sheltered spot outdoors as it will on a shelf in indirect light indoors.
Saxifraga ‘White Pixie’ is a mound-forming, evergreen alpine plant with fresh green foliage that contrasts beautifully with delicate white spring flowers. It’s an excellent choice for a rock garden, container display or stone trough.