Early Saxifrage

saxifrage de Virginie
Early Saxifrage on Carden Alvar.

Botanical Name: Micranthes virginiensis

Height: Very, very low basal rosette; flower stalks to about 15 cm.

Season of bloom: Early spring.

Growing Conditions: Sun Dry soil. Grows well in shallow soil over rocks. Basal rosette is evergreen, often turning red in cold weather.

Wildlife benefits: Pollinated by tiny early pollinators.

From Ottawa Valley or eastern Ontario sources: Yes.

Remarks: A candidate for troughs and crevice gardens.

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