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Saxifraga × andrewsii
Irish Saxifrage
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Zone 3 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Rosette
1.475.010

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
  Sandy
  Clay

Soil pH
  Acid
  Alkaline
  Neutral

Soil Moisture
  Average
  Moist

Care Level
  Easy

Foot Traffic
  None

Rate of Spread
  Medium
Flower Colour
  White

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green

Plant Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Woodland

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

Height
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches

Spread
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches


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