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Saxifraga paniculata
Saxifraga paniculata
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Saxifraga paniculata

Encrusted Saxifrage

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.475.050

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 white 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.

Further details for
Saxifraga paniculata

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   15-25 cm
   6-10 inches
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.