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Saxifraga stolonifera - Meeburgh.
                 
Common Name Strawberry Saxifrage, Creeping Saxifrage, Strawberry Geranium, Strawberry Begonia
Family Saxifragaceae
USDA hardiness 6-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Shady cliffs and mossy rocks at low altitudes[187]. Occasionally naturalized on walls in C. and S. Europe[50].
Range E. Asia - W. China, Japan. Naturalized in C. and S. Europe[50].
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade

Summary
Bloom Color: White. Main Bloom Time: Late summer. Form: Rounded.

Saxifraga stolonifera Strawberry Saxifrage, Creeping Saxifrage, Strawberry Geranium, Strawberry Begonia


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Saxifraga stolonifera Strawberry Saxifrage, Creeping Saxifrage, Strawberry Geranium, Strawberry Begonia
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Physical Characteristics
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Saxifraga stolonifera is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 0.3 m (1ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jul to August. Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay and nutritionally poor soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
S. sarmentosa.

Habitats
 Ground Cover; Cultivated Beds; East Wall. In. South Wall. In. West Wall. In.
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves;  Stem.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked[105, 177]. Relished in Japan when parboiled or fried and used in salads[183]. Flowering stem - said to be tasty when salted[183].
Medicinal Uses


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Antibacterial;  Antiphlogistic;  Depurative;  Febrifuge.

Antibacterial, antiphlogistic[174]. There are growth-promoting substances in the leaves[174]. The whole plant is depurative, febrifuge and suppurative[147, 218]. Its use promotes the drainage of pus[147]. A decoction is used in the treatment of boils and abscesses, poisonous snakebites, otitis media, acute attacks of convulsions and haematemesis[147]. The leaf juice is applied to aching ears, abscesses and inflammations[218].
Other Uses
Can be grown as a ground cover plant in a shady position[188]. Plants should be spaced about 45cm apart each way[208].
Cultivation details
Landscape Uses:Alpine garden, Container, Ground cover, Massing, Rock garden, Woodland garden. Prefers a cool position in a moist humus-rich soil[1]. Prefers an acid soil[200]. Thrives on heavy soils in the milder areas of the country[208]. Usually thrives in a poor soil with a northerly aspect[1]. Grows well in light woodland[200] or in a shady position in a rock garden. The plant is hardy to about -10°c[187]. The leaves and the flowers, however, are liable to be damaged by autumn frosts[200]. A very ornamental plant[1], it is sometimes grown as a house plant[200]. A polymorphic species[1], it is closely related to S. cortusifolia, differing in having runners[200]. Special Features:Attractive foliage, Not North American native, Naturalizing, Inconspicuous flowers or blooms.
Propagation
Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in the spring. Surface sow, or only just cover the seed, and make sure that the compost does not dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring after the last expected frosts. Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.

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Conservation Status
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Elizabeth H.
Tim Williams Thu Feb 26 2009
This plant is most easily propagated by runners, much like spider plants and strawberries.
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