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Saxifraga × andrewsii
Irish Saxifrage
Zone 3 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Rosette

An easy Saxifrage selection for the rock garden or shade border. It forms rosettes of leathery, toothed leaves, making small offset plants and eventually forming a good-sized mound. Taller red stems in spring hold sprays of small starry white flowers marked with pink freckles. Perfect for growing in crevices, especially in a rock wall. Nice in an alpine trough. Evergreen. A hybrid between S. paniculata and S. hirsuta that comes true from seed. Easiest to increase by dividing after the flowers are finished. Apparently widely used for cemetery planting in France.

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Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Deer Resistant

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches

   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches

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