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Saxifraga stolonifera

Common Name(s):
Strawberry begonia, Strawberry geranium
Cultivar(s):
Maroon Beauty, Tricolor
Categories:
Groundcover, Perennials
Comment:

Low drought tolerance; also called "Mother of Thousands" because of its spread by thread-like red stolons, at the tips of which new plantlets are produced; makes a lovely ground cover in the warmer Piedmont and coastal plain, with heart shaped green leaves with distinctive white veins above, and attractive red beneath

Season:
Late spring
Height:
6 in.
Flower Color:
White
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 7-9
Foliage:
2 to 4 in., roundish to heart-shaped gray-green leaves with silvery gray veins; sparse hairs; underside is purplish maroon with
Flower:
1 in. wispy five-petaled flowers on slender 1 to 2 foot stems
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Light to moderate shade; prefers moist, organically enriched, well-drained soil
Size:
6-8 in.
Form:
Spreading low mat
Propagation:
Division of plantlets from thread-like runners
Exposure:
Partial to full shade
Soil:
Moist, well drained
Regions:
Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
China, Japan
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 345

Saxifraga stolonifera Saxifraga stolonifera
Saxifraga stolonifera Saxifraga stolonifera
Saxifraga stolonifera Leaves and flowers
Photo by Manuel Ramos, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0