Saxifraga umbrosa

Saxifraga umbrosa

London pride

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Saxifraga umbrosa
  • Common name: London pride
  • Family: Saxifragaceae
  • Plant Type: Alpine, Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Pink

Foliage colour:

Green

London Pride, Saxifraga umbrosa, is a classic rockery plant, bearing pale green rosettes of spoon-shaped, fleshy leaves. Tall stems of pretty, star-shaped flowers emerge in May and June. It’s perfect for growing at the front of the border and edging paths, and in containers or rockeries.

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For best results grow Saxifraga umbrosa in moist but well-drained soil, in partial to full shade. Cut back after flowering and divide congested clumps every three to five years. Not fully hardy, plants may need protection in winter.

How to grow Saxifraga umbrosa

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    50cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Saxifraga umbrosa and wildlife

Saxifraga umbrosa is known for attracting other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Does not attract Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Saxifraga umbrosa poisonous?

Saxifraga umbrosa has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People