Rockfoil, Mossy Saxifraga
Saxifraga x arendsii

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Saxifraga (saks-if-FRAG-uh) (Info)
Species: x arendsii (ar-END-see-eye) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Harlem, Georgia

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Raleigh, North Carolina

Pembina, North Dakota

Salem, Oregon

Clover, South Carolina

Vancouver, Washington

Edgerton, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Aug 1, 2010, delil72 from Monmouth Beach, NJ wrote:

This is a really adorable little plant - perfect carpet like look and really pretty shell-pink flowers - however - it REALLY resents the heat and will definitely not tolerate it or being dry. I planted it in spring and tried to keep it well watered over this brutally hot summer but I'm afraid it died anyway...

Positive

On Mar 21, 2005, jamie68 from Vancouver, WA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This plant is one of many Saxafraga I have in my Rock garden, it is one of the most consistent boomers out there!! Lovely blooms fade with age from deep/ dark pink/red to light pink, giving a multi-colored bloom effect at any one time. Very easy to grow as well.