Saxifraga, Encrusted Saxifrage, Silver Saxifrage 'Tumbling Waters'

Saxifraga

Family: Saxifragaceae (saks-ih-frag-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Saxifraga (saks-if-FRAG-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Tumbling Waters

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Bronze

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 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)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 25, 2005, pete2255 from South East,
United Kingdom (Zone 8a) wrote:

Rosettes take some years to flower, but when they do its worth the wait. Does not always leave non flowered rosettes after flowering for me, but I always root up small rosettes well in advance of flowering so as to keep the plant going without resorting to seed.

Positive

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

The silver rosettes of 'Tumbling Water's' are quite beautiful and fairly large. The rosettes continue to grow larger for several years, then finally shoots up a flower stem to 2.5 feet with dense spray of white flowers. The appearance is not unlike a waterfall! The hybrid arose from S. longifolia X S. callosa. Overall, it appears most like S. longifolia, but unlike the latter which is monocarpic, 'Tumbling Water's' will produce baby rosettes before the mother dies.

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