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Strawberry Geranium Saxifraga stolonifera

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
saks-IH-frag-ah sto-lon-IF-er-ah
Description

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

The form is a spreading, low mat.

Propagation is done by the division of plantlets from thread-like runners.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Maroon Beauty'
  • 'Tricolor'
Tags:
#evergreen#ncemgva2018
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Maroon Beauty'
  • 'Tricolor'
Tags:
#evergreen#ncemgva2018
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Saxifraga
    Species:
    stolonifera
    Family:
    Saxifragaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China and Japan
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    1" wispy flowers with 5 petals
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2-4" roundish to heart-shaped gray-green leaves with silvery gray veins. It has sparse hair. The underside is purplish-maroon
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No