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Saxifraga sarmentosa

Strawberry geranium

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.1m
  • Growth HabitIrregular tuft
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMedium green, variegated

Description

Saxifraga sarmentosa (Strawberry geranium). This is also known as S. stolonifera. This species will spread by long thin red stolons. The leaves are round medium green and rosette forming with a red flushed underside. The white flowers are borne in mid-summer to mid-autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Interest and use

The plants are well appreciated as shade loving ground cover.

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  • Saxifraga sarmentosa | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

The soil conditions and position of light will depend on the species, They will also vary in hardiness from fully to frost hardy to marginally frost hardy.

Propagation

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

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