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PlantFiles: Brook Saxifrage
Saxifraga punctata

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Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Saxifraga (saks-if-FRAG-uh) (Info)
Species: punctata (punk-TAH-tah) (Info)

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Groundcovers
Ponds and Aquatics

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 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)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Weezingreens On Sep 4, 2004, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

S. punctata is a compact plant that adapts well to cultivation. The leaves are kidney-shaped, fleshy, and deeply toothed. In late spring, it presents a spike of small white blooms that turn into reddish seed capsules.

There are several S. punctata varieties in Alaska. The most common around the Kenai Peninsula is S. punctata L. subsp. pacifica Hult.

Regional...

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

Seward, Alaska



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