Saxifraga

Saxifraga is the largest genus of the Saxifragaceae family with roughly 440 species spread around temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. The latin name means stone breaking which could refer to many species growing in rock crevices at high altitudes. Other species are larger and grow on moist meadows, but most species, even those growing on cliffs, grow where there is some moisture. A few species are native to Iceland.

Saxifraga hypnoides
Saxifraga hypnoides

Mossy Saxifrage

Mossy saxifrage is a mat-forming perennial with white flowers.

Saxifraga x urbium
Saxifraga x urbium

London Pride

London pride is a garden hybrid between S. umbrosa and S. spathularis with pale pink flowers.

Saxifraga trifurcata
Saxifraga trifurcata

Three Furrows Saxifrage

Three furrows saxifrage is a low-growing perennial with white flowers.

Saxifraga rotundifolia
Saxifraga rotundifolia

Round-Leaved Saxifrage

Round-leaved saxifrage is a low-growin, shade tolerant perennial with white flowers.

Saxifraga oppositifolia
Saxifraga oppositifolia

Purple Saxifrage

Purple saxifrage is a tiny, mat forming rock garden plant with pink flowers.

Saxifraga cotyledon 'Pyramidalis'
Saxifraga cotyledon 'Pyramidalis'

Pyramidal Saxifrage

Pyramidal saxifrage is a low-growing rock garden plant with large panicles of white flowers. 'Pyramidalis' is a variety with even larger flower panicles than the species.

Saxifraga callosa
Saxifraga callosa

Limestone Saxifrage

Limestone saxifrage is a mat-forming rock garden plant with white flowers.

Saxifraga x arendsii 'Peter Pan'
Saxifraga x arendsii 'Peter Pan'

Mossy Saxifrage

Arendsii hybrid saxifrage is a garden hybrid with flowers in a variety of red, pink or white shades. 'Peter Pan' is a variety with reddish pink flowers.

Saxifraga x arendsii 'Pearly King'
Saxifraga x arendsii 'Pearly King'

Mossy Saxifrage

Arendsii hybrid saxifrage is a garden hybrid with flowers in a variety of red, pink or white shades. 'Pearly King' is a variety with white flowers.

Saxifraga x arendsii 'Mossy Mixed'
Saxifraga x arendsii 'Mossy Mixed'

Mossy Saxifrage

Arendsii hybrid saxifrage is a garden hybrid with flowers in a variety of red, pink or white shades. 'Mossy Mixed' is a seed mix with flowers in a variety of pink shades.