These plants are used in rock gardens. The Saxifraga has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much. Saxifraga Is an evergreen; during spring iIt assumes a yellow colouring; the adult specimens are small in size and reach 3 cm high.
For a balanced development, it is best to position the the Saxifraga in a partially shady place, where it can enjoy direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day. These plants don't fear the cold weather and therefore can be grown in the garden during any time of year.Perennial plants mainly have a spring and summer development. During the coldest months of the year the aerial part can completely dry out, to come up the year after.
Letís avoid watering the the Saxifraga excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water . These plants display a pretty long period of vegetational rest. During this time it isn't necessary to water the plants.
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Locate these plants in a soft and deep, very well drained soil.
If desired, we can grow the the Saxifraga in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.