These plants lose the aerial part during the coldest months of the year. As spring begins, stems and leaves quickly start to reproduce. It is advisable to position this plant in a partially shady place, where it is exposed to direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day.The the Saxifraga granulata should be grown outdoors; it can bear very harsh temperatures without any problems, even many degrees below zero.
Fertilization Saxifraga granulata
We suggest adding to the irrigation water, in the spring, every 20-25 days, a specific fertilizer for flowering plants. We can also mix to the soil near the plants a granular slow release fertilizer, which has a 3-4 month action.
Generalities Saxifraga granulata
These plants grow covering the whole land at their disposal. The Saxifraga granulata is a plant for a rock garden. The Saxifraga granulata is large in size and 30 cm in height; in the spring it assumes a white colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year.
Watering Saxifraga granulata
During this period of the year the the Saxifraga granulata needs regular watering, which should be done letting the soil dry between one watering and the other; let’s irrigate every 1-2 weeks with about 2-3 glasses of water . Perennial plants are subject to some months of vegetational rest. During these months it isn't necessary to water them.
Treatments Saxifraga granulata
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Soil Saxifraga granulata
These plants need a scarcely drained soil, which can remain slightly damp.
Notes Saxifraga granulata
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.