Encrusted Saxifrage (Saxifraga longifolia)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Plant Spread: 6 to 10 inches (15-25cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Inflorescence Height: To 40 inches (1 meter)
Foliage Mound Height: Under 4 inches (10 cm); forms a single flat rosette
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Alpine Gardening
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 6 to 8 weeks
Other info: Blooms in 5-6 years from seed.
Propagation: Other methods: Other: Does not produce offsets; plants that do are hybrids.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Monocarpic


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Plant ID request by 3mark Aug 2, 2016 2:10 PM 5
Alpines - seed starting - sprouting mixes and methods used by chelle Oct 15, 2014 8:54 AM 65
My self-gift for Xmas :) by fixpix Jan 10, 2014 7:17 AM 12

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