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Saxifraga cotyledon
Saxifraga cotyledon
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Saxifraga cotyledon

Pyramidal Saxifrage

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.475.100

One of many Saxifrage selections, this is a low alpine plant, forming rosettes of evergreen leaves a little like Hen-and-Chicks. Tall, arching sprays of tiny white flowers appear in summer. Best in a partly-shaded rock garden, especially happy when growing in crevices between rocks. Planting this at the top of a rock wall will allow the flower sprays to arch over and show to their best advantage. Nice also in trough or container gardens. Clumps may be divided in early spring. Plants must have good drainage, but the roots prefer the coolness that rocks will provide.

Further details for
Saxifraga cotyledon

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
   15-20 cm
   6-8 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.