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Saxifraga stolonifera (Strawberry saxifrage)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Saxifraga stolonifera

Other names

Strawberry saxifrage, Strawberry begonia, Old man's beard, Old man's beard, Strawberry geranium, Beefsteak plant, Creeping sailor, Creeping saxifrage, Mother of thousands, Wandering Jew, Aaron's beard, Saxifraga sarmentosa

Genus

Saxifraga Saxifraga

Species

S. stolonifera - S. stolonifera is a creeping perennial which forms rosettes of rounded olive-green, silvery-veined leaves, flushed red on their underside and starry white blossoms with distinctive pointed petals and bright yellow ovary.


Saxifraga stolonifera is: Deciduous

Habit

Trailing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, Veined, White in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Pot up sprouting plantlets, Seed


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Where to grow

Saxifraga stolonifera (Strawberry saxifrage) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Gravel, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Can be grown outside in free-draining, humus-rich soil in a sheltered, shady position. Also suitable for growing indoors or under glass, where it will be semi-evergreen.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Saxifraga stolonifera

Other names

Strawberry saxifrage, Strawberry begonia, Old man's beard, Old man's beard, Strawberry geranium, Beefsteak plant, Creeping sailor, Creeping saxifrage, Mother of thousands, Wandering Jew, Aaron's beard, Saxifraga sarmentosa

Genus

Saxifraga Saxifraga

Species

S. stolonifera - S. stolonifera is a creeping perennial which forms rosettes of rounded olive-green, silvery-veined leaves, flushed red on their underside and starry white blossoms with distinctive pointed petals and bright yellow ovary.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Trailing

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green, Veined, White in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Slugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Pot up sprouting plantlets, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Saxifraga stolonifera (Strawberry saxifrage) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Gravel, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Can be grown outside in free-draining, humus-rich soil in a sheltered, shady position. Also suitable for growing indoors or under glass, where it will be semi-evergreen.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3)

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