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Alpino™ Early White Saxifrage flowers
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Plant Height: 6 inches
Flower Height: 10 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: Mossy Saxifrage, Rockrose
Group/Class: Alpino™ Series
A very free flowering, early blooming variety, presenting white flowers with chartreuse eyes in spring to early summer; looks great cascading over walls, or as a rock garden accent; great in the garden with plenty of humus that wont dry out
Alpino™ Early White Saxifrage has masses of beautiful white star-shaped flowers with chartreuse eyes at the ends of the stems from early spring to early summer, which emerge from distinctive pink flower buds, and which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its needle-like leaves remain emerald green in colour throughout the season.
Alpino™ Early White Saxifrage is an herbaceous perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Alpino™ Early White Saxifrage is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Alpino™ Early White Saxifrage will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 10 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Alpino™ Early White Saxifrage is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.