Saxifraga × arendsii

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Saxifraga × arendsii
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Flowers of Saxifraga × arendsi rouge at the Giardino Botanico Alpino Chanousia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Saxifraga
Species:
S. × arendsii
Binomial name
Saxifraga × arendsii

Saxifraga × arendsii, the mossy saxifrage, is a perennial garden flowering plant.

Taxonomy[edit]

Saxifraga × arendsii is a group of hybrids having a complex crossbred heritage, mainly of Saxifraga exarata, Saxifraga hypnoides, Saxifraga moschata and Saxifraga rosacea.

Description[edit]

Saxifraga × arendsii can reach a height of 5–10 centimetres (2.0–3.9 in). This evergreen perennial herbaceous plant has leaves arranged in a dense basal rosette. The surface-spreading, cushion to mound-forming, mossy leaves are glossy, bright green, linear, oval or oblong. Flowers are at the ends of short, strong stems. They are solitary, tiny, cup-shaped or star-shaped, and may be white, bright pink or dark red. They bloom from March to August.

Distribution[edit]

The original species plants for this hybrid are native of the far north up to the Arctic Circle.

Habitat[edit]

This hybrid mossy saxifrage grows well on rocky areas and in a rock wall crevices.

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