Saxifraga sarmentosa/Strawberry Geranium

Saxifraga sarmentosa / Saxifraga sarmentosa
Contrast in color of top and bottom of leaves
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Contrast in color of top and bottom of leaves

Fresh spring growth

Coming into flower

In flower in March in zone 8

Inflorescence with white flowers in spring

Close-up of foliage

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Scientific Name: Saxifraga sarmentosa
Common Name: Strawberry Geranium
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is an excellent ground cover plant for small spaces where detail is important. Foliage cannot tolerate the hot mid-day sunlight in the summer in the Lower South. This perennial can grow in a very shallow soil which is often the situation in rock gardens. Fertilize in late winter just before new growth begins. Over watering will cause rot.