Peter Pan Saxifrage flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 6 inches
Spacing: 10 inches
Hardiness Zone: 4a
Other Names: Mossy Saxifrage
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
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 colour throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
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;
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. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.