Saxifraga- Saxifrage, Rockfoil

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 etc flowers on 5-10 cm stalks in late spring; the leaves are arranged in tiny rosettes.

Saxifraga umbrosa, London pride: Height 5-10 cm; white to pink flowers in early summer; dark-green leaves arranged in rosettes. In ‘Variegata’ the foliage is streaked with gold. Excellent ground-cover, tolerates a great deal of shade.

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