Saxifraga stolonifera

‘Maroon Beauty’

$9.50

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Description

Saxifraga stolonifera ‘Maroon Beauty’

Sprays of finest pink & white pointed stars, on 45cm. burgundy stems. Beautiful foliage with leaves rich wine red underneath, and heavily laced with silver patterns on top. Makes a thick foliage groundcover mat in Deep Shade. Saxifraga stolonifera ‘Maroon Beauty’ is frost hardy and enjoys a position in Deep Shade or can also grow in Dappled Sunlight. Lovely in a pot or hanging basket as it will trail down with long tendrils. A great addition to a fern area or any well shaded spot.

Common name confusion

Saxifraga goes by many common names given to it by gardeners over the years. These names include Roving sailor, Aaron’s beard, Mother of thousands (this is also given to Kalanchoe), creeping saxifrage, Strawberry saxifrage and Strawberry geranium.
The plant isn’t actually a geranium, begonia, or strawberry plant even though the common names suggest. It belongs to the Saxifragaceae family.

Growing: Saxifraga stolonifera ‘Maroon Beauty’

– Height with flowers: 45cm approx.
– Width: 30cm approx.
– Position: Deep Shade as well as Dappled Light.
– Soil: Will tolerate a range of soils but must be well drained. Additionally it doesn’t like to dry out completely for long periods.

– Fragrance:
– Frost:
Hardy.
– Growth:
Herbaceous Perennial.
– Attracts: Bees and also other beneficial pollinators.

– Care: Easy low maintenance plant.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Not first choice for these pests.
– Origin: It is native to China, Japan as well as Korea, where it is used for cooking. It was previously believed to be native to Western Europe because it’s so widespread. Also has naturalised in many temperate regions of Eurasia and North America.

 

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