Mýrastigi

Saxifraga trifurcata

Three Furrows Saxifrage

Saxifragaceae

Height

10 - 15 cm

Flower colour

white

Flowering time

June - July

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - partial shade

Soil

well drained, moist

pH

neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

mountains in N-Spain

Saxifraga is the largest genus of the Saxifragaceae family with roughly 440 species spread around temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. The latin name means stone breaking which could refer to many species growing in rock crevices at high altitudes. Other species are larger and grow on moist meadows, but most species, even those growing on cliffs, grow where there is some moisture. A few species are native to Iceland.

Propagation:


Division in spring or fall.


Seed - sown in February - March.

Seed not covered and stored at 15-20°C (60-68°F) until germination.

Hardy and easy to grow. Prefers moist soil.

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