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Saxifraga x urbium (London pride)

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
0.3m
Max height
Ultimate spread
1m
Max spread
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Saxifraga x urbium

Other names: London pride, None-so-pretty

Genus: Saxifraga

Species: S. x urbium - S. x urbium is a mat-forming, evergreen perennial with rosettes of mid-green leaves with serrated edges. In summer, it bears panicles of pale-pink flowers on tall, wiry stalks.


Saxifraga x urbium is: Evergreen

Flower: Pale-pink, Flushed pink, White in Summer

Foliage: Mid-green in All seasons

Habit: Mat Forming

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Vine weevil

Diseases: Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning: Remove spent flower stalks.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation: Divide in spring or separate and root rosettes in late spring or early summer.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Saxifraga x urbium (London pride) will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting

Cultivation: Plant in any free-draining soil in full or partial shade.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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