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  • Eventual height: 0.3m
  • Eventual spread: 0.7m

Saxifraga × urbium

London pride

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
9cm pot £5.99
  • Position: full sun, with a little shade during the hottest part of the day, or partial shade
  • Soil: moist but freely draining
  • Rate of growth: fast
  • Flowering period: May to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Spreading to form a carpet of evergreen foliage, this is an invaluable perennial that will add year-round interest to shadier parts of the garden. It's at its best however when the airy sprays of tiny, white, star-shaped flowers appear in late spring and early summer, seeming to float on their wiry stems above the rosettes of toothed, spoon-shaped leaves. Relatively undemanding and versatile, it's happiest when there is a reliable source of moisture - particularly during the warmer months of the year - and it's a great little plant for softening the edges, or filling larger gaps in the paving.

  • Garden care: Divide over-large clumps in spring.