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Saxifraga paniculata ‘Rosea’
Encrusted Saxifrage
Zone 3 to Zone 9
Plant Shapes: Cushion

Also known as Rockfoil, this is a low alpine plant, forming small rosettes of evergreen leaves in a cushion shape, a little like Hen-and-chicks. Taller sprays of tiny pale-pink flowers appear in late spring. Best in a partly-shaded rock garden, and especially happy when growing in crevices between rocks. Nice also in trough or container gardens. This is a true alpine plant, rather slow-growing but not difficult. Clumps may be carefully divided in late summer or early spring. Best with protection from hot afternoon sun. Winner of a Royal Horticultural Society 2003 Award of Garden Merit.

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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
  Light Pink

Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring

Foliage Color
  Grey Green

Plant Characteristics
  Deer Resistant

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches

   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches

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