!Saxifraga seeds readily establish, and this perennial does well edging a border, spilling over a wall, or in containers. Often called Moss Saxifraga or Mossy Saxifrage, it forms a low evergreen mound of bright green leaves that bear short stems of small cup-shaped rose-pink flowers.
How To Grow Mossy Saxifrage:
Sow Saxifraga seeds directly outdoors in either the fall or the spring. Prepare the soil by loosening the top 1 - 2 inches and weeding. Saxifraga plants prefer well-draining soil, so amend the soil if needed, adding sand or fine grit. The soil pH preferably should be mildly alkaline.
Sow the Saxifraga ground cover seeds on the surface, lightly walking over the seeds to help make good contact with the soil. Keep the ground cover seeds constantly moist until germination occurs. Saxifraga plants like the sun, but as they are germinating and establishing protection from direct sunlight.
USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 6 inches
Bloom Season: Early summer
Bloom Color: Rose
Growth Rate: Moderate
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Foot Traffic: Light
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8
Deer Resistant: Yes
Temperature: 59 - 68F
Average Germ Time: 21 - 30 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
Sowing Rate: Approximately 2000 seeds covers 40 square feet