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Petrorhagia saxifraga

Petrorhagia saxifraga
tunic flower

Synonym(s) Tunica saxifraga
Common name tunic flower
Family caryophyllaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers light pink to white
Size 6"
Light full sun
Cultural notes drought tolerant once established
From seed easy, germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Forms a mat that reminds me of an unruly head of hair, to quite a nice effect, sprayed generously with pinkish-white flowers in late spring. Good front-of-the-border plant, or for the rock garden. Occasionally self-seeds in our garden.

Petrorhagia saxifraga

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '00 trade. Baggy 70F (100%G, 2-3d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (65+%G, 3d)

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