Saxifraga arendsii a1

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Saxifraga

A genus of well over 440 species with many hybrids and many more garden clones. Most are native from the northern Hemisphere and are found in mountainous regions. Most are mat or cushion foring plants that are perennials but there are a few annuals and biennials ( monocarpic?). Foliage ranges from evergreen to semi-evergreen to deciduous.

There are four general groupings that plants fall into for growing conditions. Some species are easy to grow and some are very difficult- being very particular about what they will except about climate extremes. But for-the-most-part they are not more of a challenge than most other alpines as long as the proper moisture conditions are provided and one does give them the proper amount of or lack of direct sunlight.

Saxifraga cotyledon 'Pyramidalis'
    Code: 230S-A9
    SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
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    Maiden Saxifrage

    White flowers in large pyramidal shaped panicles. Plants flower around 24-30 inches tall. One of the showiest and easiest of the Saxifraga to grow. Plants have large showy, pyramidal shaped flower panicles. The panicles are made up of branched flowers produced in great numbers. The flowers are fragrantly scented. Each single, cup shaped flower is white in color and is held on arching stems that face upward and as the panicles bloom they arc as the bloom progression moves closer to the top. The foliage is attractive, with dense rosettes of 3 inch long, narrow leaves with pointed tips - looking some what like a 'hens-and chicks' The leaves are edged in white. Plants flower in late spring. Very nice as a cut flower. Plants can be grown in the garden, in pots, troughs or the rock garden. Best in part shade or open shade in moderately moist soil. Takes more winter moisture than most other Saxifraga grown.

    Zones 4-8 (10)

    The species is native to Iceland, Scandinavia and the Pyrenees.

    Surface sow the seeds and use 65-74F, after 25 days move to 24-39F for 60 days.Then move to 55-60F for germination starting in 1 to 5 weeks and spread-out over a number of weeks. Seeds are very small so sow thinly over the surface.

    100 seeds

    Saxifraga manschuriensis
      Code: SAX-MA
      SKU: Lot A4 - 100 seeds
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      White flowers held well above low growing, scalloped leaves.

      100 seeds

      Saxifraga paniculata ssp. brevifolia
        Code: SAX3-A3
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        100 seeds

        Saxifraga x arendsii  'Highlander Mixed'
          Code: SAX5-A3
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          Early flowering plants that are very uniform between the colors, growing about 6 inches tall. Vivid red, rose or white flowers and free flowering, will flower the second year.

          50 seeds

          Saxifraga x arendsii  'Purple Robe'
            Code: 6SA6-A1
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            Arend's Saxifrage or Moss Saxifrage Saxifragaceae:

            Mat forming foliage with succulent leaves. The 5 to 8 inch tall flowering stems end in reddish-purple flowers. Low fertility soils required, best in sand based soils that are well drained. Grow in full sun or part shade. Will not thrive under hot, dry conditions.

            Zones 4-7

            Surface sow the very small seeds on top of a already moist seed medium (mixed with some clean sand is helpful) and keep at 50-65F with some germination in a few weeks. For best seed germination: Sow in the fall and keep pots outside over winter for spring germination, needs a few months of cool, moist conditions. The seedlings start off life growing very slowly, so care should be taken to not allow them to dry out.

            300+ seeds

            Saxifraga x arendsii 'Floral Carpet'
              Code: SAXA-FC
              SKU: Lot A4 - 300 seeds
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              Saxifragaceae:

              These hybrid Saxifrage have flowers in diffrent shades of red, pink, and rose with some whites. They are evergreen, cushion-forming perennials with a compact habit and free-flowering. The flowers are produced atop 8 inch tall stems.

              Zone 3-7

              300 seeds