Rue-leaved saxifrage

A wild annual.
Common name : Rue-leaved saxifrage
Scientific name : Saxifraga tridactylites
Family : Saxifragaceae
Category : Wild plants
Type of plant : Annual
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Rue-leaved saxifrage is an annual with distinctive, trilobed, fleshy leaves and red stems. The stems, the leaves and the sepals are covered in numerous sticky glands.

Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 2 - 12
pH 7 - 8

Identify my rue-leaved saxifrage

Saxifrage is a perennial herbaceous perennial herb. A long bloom from June to September gives small flowers in panicle pink, veined with dark. The semi-evergreen foliage gives a dense tuft, it is a beautiful groundcover for the garden!

Plant my rue-leaved saxifrage

The saxifrages support a dry and well drained ground: they are perennials of rockery! Dip the clumps in a tray filled with water to moisten them well. Plant them when the water is no longer flowing out of the bucket. Prepare the soil: make holes, leaving a spacing of 20 to 30 cm per foot, and mix the soil with potting soil, sand and peat dust. Place at the bottom of the planting hole an amendment like dried blood or dehydrated horn. Put the plants in there. Cover with soil by tamping gently to avoid air around the roots, then water.

Weed my rue-leaved saxifrage

In perennial species, weeding also means working your flowerbed – don't let anything develop too quickly to the detriment of others.

Water my rue-leaved saxifrage

Water the first weeks after planting, then during the summer period. Water without excess, once a week if it is very dry, rather in the morning and sparing the leaves.

Fertilize my rue-leaved saxifrage

With a respectful approach to soil life, it's always better to fertilize a little in advance with organic material that will decompose; spread out a compost that isn't entirely decomposed, with well decomposed manure at the plant's base, and incorporate over 10 cm with a hoe. This operation is carried out in winter so that earthworms and bacteria have enough time to do their job.

Propagate my rue-leaved saxifrage

You may divide the plant in autumn. Chose an older part of the plant that no longer flower well. Dig it up with the help of a pitchfork, taking care not to destroy the roots. Drive the pitchfork into the centre of the clump to divide it in half, in one good cut. Replant the two parts of the plant immediately.

Mulch my rue-leaved saxifrage

Mulch the saxifrages, it will prevent you from watering and weeding in summer, and - even if they are rather rustic: it will protect the roots of the cold in winter.

Cut down my rue-leaved saxifrage

After flowering, cut back your plant to a compact shape.

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