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botanical name:
Saxifraga x urbium
Saxifraga x urbium © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  London Pride, St. Patrick's Cabbage, Whimsey
family:  Saxifragaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.30m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: May
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
When growing in ideal conditions, the popular London Pride spreads to form carpets of rosettes with spoon-shaped leathery leaves. In early summer, it is covered with sprays of long-stemmed tiny white flowers with pink centres.

Moist, fertile soil in full or part shade. Will tolerate quite dry conditions once well established.

other notes:
Hybrid between Saxifraga umbrosa and Saxifraga spathularis.

Saxifraga umbrosa is also known as London Pride or "True" London Pride.


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