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+ £11.00 each
£13.50 each 
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Available from July 2022 -
SAXIFRAGA fortunei 'Shiranami'

SAXIFRAGA fortunei 'Shiranami'

fluffly double pure white flowers in profusion

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ £11.00 each
£13.50 each 
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