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Flowers and growth habit.

Growth habit in full flower.

Flowers close-up in May.

After flowering in June.

Arend's Saxifrage
Saxifraga x arendsii

Saxifragiaceae

Feathery, fernlike foliage grows low to the ground in an evergreen mat. In May, a multitude of single reddish stalks rise above the mat, each bearing a 5-petalled flower in white, pink, violet, or purple.

Plant Type: perennial

Plant Form or Habit: low and trailing

Plant Use: In the front of beds and borders, as edging.

Propagation:
seed
division
stem cuttings
Light Requirement: full sun full sun/part shade

Flower Color:
purple
violet
lavender
pink
white
Bloom Period:
late spring
Height: Minimum: 6 inches      Maximum: 9 inches

Width: Minimum: 10 inches     Maximum: 12 inches

Foliage Texture: fine

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

Water Requirements: average

Additional Comments: Prefers moist soil, especially if growing in full sun. Cut back after flowering.


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