Saxifraga x arendsii 'Pearly King'
syn. Arendsii Hybrids Saxifrage
10 - 15 cm
May - June
sun - part shade
well drained, moist
acid - neutral - alkaline
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.
Division in spring or fall.
Seed - sown in February - March.
Seed not covered and stored at 15-20°C (60-68°F) until germination.
Not very drought tolerant.