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Growth habit.

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Tunic Flower, Coat Flower
Petrorhagia saxifraga


A member of the pinks family, P. saxifraga forms a dense mat of upright stems with very narrow leaves. Flowers are cup-shaped and usually pink, sometimes with darker veins.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: rounded/mounded

Plant Use: In rock gardens, around flagstones, as a ground cover.

Light Requirement: full sun full sun/part shade

Flower Color:
Bloom Period:
early summer
late summer
Height: Minimum: 4 inches      Maximum: 16 inches

Width: Minimum: 12 inches     Maximum: 24 inches

Foliage Texture: fine

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: Requires well-drained soil. Will self seed, or you can sow seeds in spring or autumn. Divide in spring. The word Petrorhagia comes from the Greek words petros (rock) and rhagas (chink). Native to Turkey and southern and central Europe.

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