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Peter Pan Saxifrage*

Saxifraga 'Peter Pan'

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Peter Pan Saxifrage (Saxifraga 'Peter Pan') at Atlantic Nursery

Peter Pan Saxifrage flowers

Peter Pan Saxifrage flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  6 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Mossy Saxifrage

Description:

An easy care variety that is covered with pink flowers in late spring; blooms mature to white; perfect for a partially shaded rock garden; dislikes drought and hot, humid weather; lightly trim after flowering

Ornamental Features

Peter Pan Saxifrage features tiny pink star-shaped flowers with white eyes at the ends of the stems in late spring. Its tiny ferny leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Peter Pan Saxifrage is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should not require much pruning, except when necessary, such as to remove dieback. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Peter Pan Saxifrage is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Peter Pan Saxifrage will grow to be only 5 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Peter Pan Saxifrage is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features