Garden flowers

Saxifrage: care tips

Saxifrages are pretty little perennials that flower much of the year depending on the variety.

On the edge, ground cover or on the edge of a perennial bed, they will have the most beautiful effect.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Saxifraga
Family : Saxifragaceae
Type : Perennial

: 10 to 30 cm
Exposure : Sunny and partial shade depending on species
Ground : Ordinary

Flowering : February to August depending on species

Planting saxifrage

Saxifrage is a pretty, very rustic herbaceous flower that likes to take place among stones and rocks.

  • It is therefore in rock gardens and low walls that they will enjoy themselves best

Saxifrage love the sun but will be all the more enjoyable if the sun is not too hot or a light shade.

  • Prefer planting in the fall in soil mixed with potting soil.
  • You can still plant until spring, but be sure to water regularly at the start.

Saxifrage size

No pruning is necessary.

To know about saxifrage

This ground cover with a rustic character, and whose many varieties offer a large number of colors and shapes to the plant, is very easy to grow and maintain.

It is in rockery, in flowerbeds but also in planters or along a wall, that it will be most to its advantage.

Among the most famous species, we find the famous Turkish Grass which forms a very beautiful carpet of flowers.

Smart tip about saxifrage

Its hardiness requires very little maintenance. A simple watering is enough in case of drought.

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