Saxifraga White Pixie description
From red buds come stunning white flowers in the spring and early summer.
Good for the front of a border, containers, or an alpine bed or rock garden.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
How easy is it to grow:
This is good for the front of a border, in containers, an alpine bed, rock garden or patio and is tricky – it needs a soil that does not dry out if in the sun, or it is okay in a drier soil in shade but there must be no Vine Weevil in your garden (see ‘Care and maintenance’ below).
It is a Mossy Saxifrage type .
The best position in the garden:
Sun or partial shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, especially good for the front of a shady flower bed.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil where not too dry.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
It is susceptible to Vine Weevil which lay their eggs by the plant and these develop into white, banana shaped grubs that chomp the roots. Biological control is pretty good at controlling it.
Size of plant:
Height 10 cm. Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
Buy rockery plants and alpines for your raised bed, container, flower border and rockery.