Purple Saxifrage - Saxifraga oppositifolia
Range: Found from
elevation: Low to high elevations in
Local occurrence: Common locally in the Cascades and Olympics on rocky outcrops and slopes. It can be found from sea level outcrops to alpine tundra. (Pojar 1994)
Habitat preferences: Rocky slopes, cliffs, ledges, gravelly ridges. Alpine tundra and sea level outcrops. (Pojar 1994)
stage: Pioneer species (Plants of Western
Associated species: Not specified.
May be collected as: Seed and cuttings.
Collection restrictions or guidelines: Not specified
Seed germination: Germination occurs at 12 C, seeds are non dormant
Seed life: Not specified.
Recommended seed storage conditions: Not specified.
Propagation recommendations: Collect seeds in the fall. Germinate seeds at 12 C and grow in greenhouse. Plant when it reaches 1 gallon size.
Soil or medium requirements: Not specified.
Installation form: Best if installed as a whole plant. Seeds and cuttings can be killed by late spring freezes.
Recommended planting density: Not specified.
Care requirements after installed: Not specified.
Normal rate of growth or spread: Slow growth
Pojar, J., MacKinnon, A.
(1994). Plants of the
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