Saxifrage (Saxifraga fortunei)
Other Name - Saxifrage Alpine, Spider Saxifrage, Maidenhair Saxifrage, Stone Breaker.
Origins - China, Japan, and other parts of Northern Hemisphere.
Type - Perennial (herbaceous).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 6 - 8.
Bloom - Fall, Early Winter.
Approx. 10 in (25 cm).
Cultivation - Shade, or partial shade. Rich, moist, woodland settings best, particularly wet, rocky sites, close to streams.
Propagation - By seeds (in Fall), or division (in Spring).
Other - Named after Scottish botanist, Robert Fortune, who brought the plant from China. This ground covering plant comes with very attractive, foliage, and delicate blooms. Definitely a great Fall, and woodland garden accent plant. Young leaves are edible, and can be cooked, and used to flavor soups, and rice.
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