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Saxifraga umbrosa

London Pride
Saxifragaceae
Evergreen, Ground covers, Perennials

SAXIFRAGA

Some saxifrages are native to mountainous areas of North America; most are from Europe. These plants do best in rock gardens of the Pacific Northwest, where specialists grow dozens of kinds. Require good drainage and light soil; rot easily in soggy soil. Most grow in full sun or light shade. Although exacting in their requirements, forms offered by specialists are among the choicest of rock garden plants.

Saxifraga umbrosa

Native to the Pyrenees. Tongue-shaped, shiny green leaves to 1 1/2 in. long form a foot-wide rosette only a few inches high. Blooms in spring, bearing open clusters of tiny pink flowers on wine red, 1-ft.-high stalks. Good ground cover for small areas; effective near rocks, stream beds.

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