Strawberry Begonia, Strawberry Geranium, Roving Sailor
Saxifraga stolonifera 'Maroon Beauty'

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Saxifraga (saks-if-FRAG-uh) (Info)
Species: stolonifera (sto-lo-NIF-er-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Maroon Beauty

Category:

Groundcovers

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Plant is viviparous

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Brewton, Alabama

Gadsden, Alabama

Mobile, Alabama

Mountain Home, Arkansas

Fremont, California

Lewes, Delaware

Mount Sterling, Kentucky

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Cleveland, Ohio

Monroe, Ohio

Grants Pass, Oregon

New Hope, Pennsylvania

Richmond, Texas

Kalama, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 15, 2007, vossner from Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

Use it extensively as a groundcover. In my area, seems to deal w/ heat a little bit better than ajuga. Flowers are insignificant, I usually cut them off as to me, interest is in the foliage.