Saxifraga rhomboidea
Snowball Saxifrage
A Colorado Native Subalpine to Alpine Species
Saxifragaceae or Saxifrage Family4 to 8 inches tall - white
Full sun to part shade
Fertile, constantly-moist soil
Mid-Spring
Propagate by seed or division
Photo by Jane Hendrix

Snowball Saxifrage is a cheerful, early bloomer of wet meadows and bogs in the subalpine and alpine regions of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. It begins to bloom when it is only 1" tall and, as time passes, the flower stem elongates until its snow white pompoms dance 8 inches above the ground. For best flowers, site Snowball Saxifrage in constantly moist, fertile soil in full sun (cool-summer climates) to light shade.