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Saxifraga × andrewsii
Saxifraga × andrewsii
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Saxifraga × andrewsii

Irish Saxifrage

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 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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Saxifraga × andrewsii

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   20-25 cm
   8-10 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate