Rodgersia pinnata 'Buckland Beauty'

Plant families: Saxifragaceae

Learn more about plants in the Saxifragaceae family, including bergenia, rodgersia and saxifrage.

Plants in the Saxifragaceae family are typically perennial and herbaceous. The most well-known garden genera include Saxifraga, Heuchera, Astilbe, Rodgersia and Tiarella.

Most plants in the Saxifragaceae family grow in woodland but some in the Saxifraga genus grow in mountainous regions – the name Saxifraga literally means ‘rock breaker’ and relates to the ability of some species in the genus to grow on exposed rock, although it could also be attributed to the belief of some herbalists that saxifrages could be used to break up kidney stones.

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