Saxifraga stolonifera
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Saxifraga stolonifera

creeping saxifrage
strawberry geranium
beefsteak geranium
mother of thousands

  family saxifragaceae 
  genus saxifraga 

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Genus  Saxifraga Species  stolonifera Variety  Cultivar  Common names  creeping saxifrage   strawberry geranium   beefsteak geranium   mother of thousands Family  SAXIFRAGACEAE Specimen number  S11529 Data source  HtZn p167;Xeri p290
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Mat forming Overall height  2' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Moist to wet Optimal soil texture  Fertile Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 06a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Saxifraga stolonifera can survive cold winters where the average annual low is -10� Fahrenheit. Strawberry geranium (also known as beefsteak geranium, creeping saxifrage or mother of thousands) needs summer days with high heat. This plant does well in fertile soils. It prefers moist to wet soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Stolon Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Saxifraga stolonifera is typically propagated with the stolons.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Saxifraga stolonifera is a perennial. Leaves: Strawberry geranium (locally known in some parts as beefsteak geranium, creeping saxifrage or mother of thousands) has leaves arranged in rosettes. Flowers: This plant has tiny daisy like flowers. The flowers are typically of a white color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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