Perennial plants, often clump-forming.
Excellent in the rock garden or as ground-cover. The species mentioned below tolerate a fair amount of shade.
The true alpine species require a very well-drained situation; the species mentioned like damper soil.
By division in spring.
Saxifraga arendsii hybrids: Height 5 cm; white, pink etcon 5-10 cm stalks in late spring; the are arranged in tiny rosettes.
Saxifraga umbrosa, London pride: Height 5-10 cm; white to pink flowers in early summer; dark-greenarranged in rosettes. In ‘Variegata’ the foliage is streaked with gold. Excellent ground-cover, tolerates a great deal of shade.