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Dark Red Saxifrage

Saxifraga x arendsii 'Dark Red'

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Dark Red Saxifrage (Saxifraga x arendsii 'Dark Red') at Squak Mountain Nursery

Dark Red Saxifrage flowers

Dark Red Saxifrage flowers

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Height:  8 inches

Spacing:  8 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3

Other Names:  Mossy Saxifrage

Ornamental Features

Dark Red Saxifrage features tiny ruby-red star-shaped flowers with buttery yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from early to late spring. Its needle-like leaves remain emerald green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Dark Red Saxifrage is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a high maintenance plant that will require regular care and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dark Red Saxifrage is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Rock/Alpine Gardens

Planting & Growing

Dark Red Saxifrage will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
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Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.