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botanical name:
Petrorhagia saxifraga
Petrorhagia saxifraga © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Coat Flower
synonyms:  Tunica saxifraga, Dianthus saxifragus, Kohlrauschia saxifraga
family:  Caryophyllaceae
characteristics: perennial, ground-cover
height: 0.25m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 8
description:
Spreading, dense mound-forming alpine. Upright stems and small, very narrow, linear, opposite leaves. Covered in pale pink flowers in summer.

cultivation:
Very well drained, moist soil in full sun. Dislikes excessive winter wet.

propagation:
From seed or by division

usage:
Rock gardens, wall crevices.

other notes:
Native to Central and Southern Europe

pronounced: pet-row-RAY-jee-ah saks-i-FRAH-ga

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