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The saxifrage family includes more than 300 species of diverse plants, most of which share a love of stony soils. They develop in the form of loose or denser, but invariably very beautiful sods, surprisingly graceful. The leaves of these plants are collected in a rosette, rather fleshy or tough, with a very bright color.
Saxifrags, even in the hottest location on the south side, always seem fresh and shiny, as if they did not notice the heat and drought. Their unique shade of green color of the leaves is light, it looks amazingly impressive against the background of stones. The saxifrage is one plant with perfectly regular flowers with five petals and a bright eye that appear surprisingly pretty. The flowers of this plant are collected in paniculate inflorescences and seem to be a scattering of luxurious stars.
Winning location for saxifrage on an alpine slide:
The best places for saxifrage are the foot of an alpine hill and flat rockeries, near large boulders.
Conditions for growing saxifrage:
Saxifragers prefer bright lighting or partial shade, calcareous light soils.
Required care of the stone-breaker:
Weed control and watering in extreme drought.
The best types of saxifrage:
- Arends saxifrage up to 20 cm high, rapidly growing in dense hemispherical hummocks with a very dense, openwork, mossy texture, usually completely covered with a scattering of most often pink asterisks of flowers;
- sod saxifrage, which is often confused in catalogs with Arends' saxifrage and its numerous flowering varieties;
- musky and Pontic saxifrage forming very dense sods of small rosettes of leaves;
- flaunting kidney-shaped serrated leaves and snow-white large flowers granular saxifrage;
- the juniper saxifrage, which resembles a juniper with its needle-shaped leaves and effectively sprawling with graceful pillows;
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