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Petrohagia saxifraga Tunica Saxifraga


Petrorhagia saxifraga
Tunica Saxifraga  DROUGHT-WISE
Light green grass-like foliage grows tall, then spills over and blooms a light pink, carnation-like flower for 6 weeks in summer. Cut back after bloom to push new growth and fill in thicker. Very elegant trailing plant that is useful surrounding a border, spilling over a wall or in a meadow.
Drought Tolerant/Drought Wise
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Part Sun   Sun Foot Traffic:
Bloom Time : Summer
Flower color : Pink
Foliage : Deciduous
Foliage Color : Dark Green
Growth Rate : Fast 12" Plus a year
Habit : Clumping
Irrigation : Hand Water,Auto
Plant Height : 6" - 12" (High)
Planting Area Environment : Low Water (Dry area little to no water),Normal (Rainfall under normal condition)
Seacrh Sun Exposure : Part Sun,Sun
Search Foot Traffic : Light
Soil : Clay ,Sandy ,Gravel ,Normal
Spread : 18"
Zone: 6,7,8,9,10
This Plant Is Hardy Above: -10
Additional Features:
Heat Tolerant Yes
Pool Area Yes
Deer Resistant Yes
Humid Area Yes
Kid Traffic No
Scented No
Dog Traffic No
Butterfly Friendly Yes
Attracts Bees Yes
Fire Resistant No
Erosion Control No
Attract Hummingbirds No
Attract Butterflies Yes
Attract Bees Yes
Deer Resistant Yes
Rabbit Resistant Yes
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Tips from Fran
Petrohagia saxifrage is a plant I fell in love with years ago in Holland draping over the famous Piet Oudolf’s stairs.   We walked all over it, even though it was 2-3 feet long. It simply drapes over and looks like a stunning head of hair with pink flowers on the end. I have also seen it grow in limestone in Quebec (above pic) where it stayed tiny and pushed blooms on short 2” stems. I have it growing in the most impossible situation in my garden. It is growing on top of a huge (too huge to remove) piece of cement from our front yard construction. It sits in less than 3” of soil on top of the cement and has been a point of talk for 8
years. It again has won my admiration for one tough plant!
-Fran Hopkins,
 aka ‘The STEPABLES Lady’
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