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Saxifraga x urbium (London pride)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1ft
Max height
3ft 3in
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Saxifraga x urbium

Other names

London pride, None-so-pretty

Genus

Saxifraga 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

Habit

Mat Forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-pink, White, Flushed pink in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Remove spent flower stalks.

Propagation

Divide in spring or separate and root rosettes in late spring or early summer.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Saxifraga x urbium (London pride) will reach a height of 1ft and a spread of 3ft 3in 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

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Saxifraga x urbium

Other names

London pride, None-so-pretty

Genus

Saxifraga 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.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Mat Forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink, White, Flushed pink in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Vine weevil

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Remove spent flower stalks.

Propagation

Divide in spring or separate and root rosettes in late spring or early summer.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Saxifraga x urbium (London pride) will reach a height of 1ft and a spread of 3ft 3in 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

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 7, Zone 6

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