Planting a rocky place near the pond, I wanted to grow an unusual and beautiful plant there. So I noticed that Saxifraga is an excellent choice.
Its small, simple leaves and small, elegant flowers bring a unique look to any garden. It is a flowering plant with 5-petalled flowers that are usually white, red, pink, or yellow. Their flowers are either round or star-shaped. They form a compact cushion or mat, and they flower from spring to early summer. My saxifraga has creamy flowers.
I learned that Saxifraga is a part of the Arctic alpine ecosystems and is rarely grown anywhere except in the Northern Hemisphere. Arctic- Alpine plants often grow in a subarctic climate, especially in the Alps. Some grow in glacial places in the Alps and Greenland.
Growing a Saxifraga plant is not difficult. I placed them between the stones on the western side of the pond in partial shade. They are also suitable for raised beds, pots and containers or in an alpine garden.
But if you have some plants of Saxifraga, you can divide them in the early spring, as I made with the plants my neighbor gave me. You don’t need to prune flowers. Just trim off the flower heads after they’ve faded. Pests aren’t usually a concern, as the Saxifraga is typically disease-free.