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Saxifraga sempervivum

Synonym(s) Saxifraga federici-augustii
Family saxifragaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers pink-purple (spring)
Size 4-6"
Light sun
Cultural notes well-drained soil

Alpine perennial native to southeastern Europe and Turkey, where it grows as a tiny tuft at medium altitudes in rock crevices and other conditions that seem unfavorable to most garden perennials. Which of course means that our garden conditions must seem unfavorable to these saxifragas. We'll see how my seedlings do...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '12/'13 exchange, cold-stored. Baggy 70F with light (3w) - 35F (8w) - 70F with light (~20%G, 6-16d). Tiny sprouts deteriorate fast in baggy.

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