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Hailing from arctic-alpine ecosystems these "rockfoils" make attractive rockery and groundcover plants in more temperate habitats.

Cambridge University Botanic Garden holds the UK's national collection. The half-dozen native species include purple saxifrage, S. oppositifolia, found in the Scottish Highlands and Yorkshire Dales and meadow saxifrage, S. granulata, scattered and becoming rarer because of improved grassland.

The "true" London Pride, S x urbium, not native, is believed to be a hybrid between Pyrenean S. umbrosa and Irish S. spathularis.

Genus of over 480 species of mostly mat- or cushion-forming, evergreen, semi-evergreen or deciduous perennials and biennials from mountains in the northern hemisphere.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
  • Full shade
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - classified botanically into Sections
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, slugs, vine weevil grubs, red spider mite.
  • Place of origin - northern hemisphere
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus rich
Saxifraga - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of SAXIFRAGA

SAXIFRAGA fortunei 'Black Ruby'

SAXIFRAGA fortunei 'Black Ruby'  >

Black leaves in strong light conditions in summer that fade to a very dark red in autumn when the heads of deep ruby red flowers appear and last from OCT-DEC
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
£12.50 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

SAXIFRAGA fortunei 'Shiranami'  AWARD

SAXIFRAGA fortunei 'Shiranami'  >

Fluffly double pure white flowers in profusion
Multibuy Any 3+ £8.00 each
£12.50 each
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Available again FEBRUARY 2022 - fresh stock in late winter

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