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.
Locate this plant in a partially shaded place, where it is exposed to solar rays during the coolest hours of the day. Let's grow the the Saxifraga outdoors; they can bear very harsh minimum temperatures, even when many degrees below zero.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.
We suggest watering the the Saxifraga every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water , which means when the soil has been dry for days; if the season should be very hot and arid we can intensify the quantity of irrigations, although we must avoid leaving the substratum soaked with 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 aren’t 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.
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