Pink Elf® Saxifrage

Saxifraga fortunei

An excellent border plant to brighten up shady gardens with stunning sprays of pink flowers held on dense short stems above low mounds of colorful foliage. The undersides of bronze tinged leaves are reddish purple. Perfect for use in a lightly shaded rock garden or woodland setting, but also great in pots. Semi-evergreen in mild climates.
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Full shade, Partial shade

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationsaks-if-FRAG-uh for-TOO-nee-eye
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 10 in. tall, 8 to 12 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Fall to Early Winter
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Shade Loving, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)

Provide enriched, moist, well-drained soil. Best in a bright to deep shade position, with over-story shelter in harsh climates. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. May be over-wintered indoors in colder northern zones. Clumps may be divided in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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