Spotted Saxifrage, Yellowdot Saxifrage
Saxifraga bronchialis

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Saxifraga (saks-if-FRAG-uh) (Info)
Species: bronchialis (bron-kee-AL-lis) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anchorage, Alaska

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jul 23, 2007, Grasmussen from Anchorage, AK (Zone 4a) wrote:

Saxifrage bronchialis is labled as the "Yellow Spotted Saxifrage" in several widely used field guides, including several by Verna E. Pratt. As a result it has become most commonly known as the "Yellow Spotted Saxifrage" though out Alaska and much of the Northwest.

Neutral

On Dec 1, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Although they look similar to the 'encrusted saxifrages', this species actually belongs to a different saxifrage group (the rosettes are stiff but there is no lime-encrustation as in the encrusted group). They are not easy to grow in cultivation and are best enjoyed in the wild.