The moss saxifrage - a flexible ground cover
The moss saxifrage 'White Pixie' with its beautiful white flowers is one of the classics in the rock garden. But it is not only there that it cuts a fine figure. The robust perennial can be used as an exciting ground cover in any bed. As a bonus, this member of the Saxifraga family is hardy and has a high ornamental value in your border all year round.
Worth knowing about saxifrage
At first it sounds a bit complicated: The moss saxifrage (Saxifraga x arendsii) from the saxifrage family (Saxifragaceae) is not to be confused with the moss saxifrage, which you can also encounter in the wild - for example in the Alps. The garden variety is not a species of its own, but rather a collective term for various hybrids that have been specially bred for use in the bed.
The moss saxifrage 'White Pixie' forms - like most Saxifraga - thick green cushions that make a good impression even when the plant is not flowering. In the period from April to May the small white flowers of the plant appear and make the saxifrage an ideal spring perennial. However, the ground cover also serves as an eye-catcher in your border during the rest of the year.
Possible uses in the bed
There are many good arguments for buying a moss saxifrage. The robust and perennial perennial is versatile. Whether as a classic plant in the rock garden or as an unusual, natural border. You can also use this representative of the Saxifraga as a central eye-catcher. The saxifrage is hardy and can remain outdoors all year round without any problems. The evergreen leaves can thus also unfold their full effect in the cold season and add colour to your garden.
The saxifrage does not make any great demands on its location: it thrives in semi-shady and sunny places. However, it should be watered regularly, especially in summer. A well-drained soil will protect your Saxifraga from waterlogging.
What goes well with saxifrage'White Pixie'?
Once you have decided to buy a moss saxifrage, you don't have to spend long looking for suitable "co-inhabitants" for your bed. As easy as the plant is to care for, it also gets along well with other plants in the garden. For example, the moss saxifrage makes a good partner for other cushion perennials such as the blue pillow or the wall pepper Of course, you can also combine the White Pixie with other Saxifraga hybrids.
Due to its white flowers, it can be easily mixed with other colours. For example, lavender, cranesbill or peony carnation form a good contrast. This flexible ground cover can also be used to border ornamental grasses.