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Saxifraga x urbium (London Pride)

London Pride, None-So-Pretty, St. Patrick's Cabbage, Whimsey, Prattling Parnell, Look Up and Kiss Me


Award-winning Saxifraga x urbium (London Pride) is an evergreen perennial forming a dense, spreading carpet of rosettes of spoon-shaped, long-stalked leaves with scalloped margins. In late spring to early summer, a profusion of pink-flushed white flowers borne in airy panicles, rise on 12 in. (30 cm) stems above the foliage and create a ravishing display. Tough and easy in a wide variety of conditions, Saxifraga x urbium is undemanding, versatile and adds year-round interest in the shade garden. This hybrid between S. spathularis and S. umbrosa is particularly useful as a shade-tolerant ground cover, quickly making large colonies after a few years.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows up to 12 in. tall (30 cm). Will spread and provide rapid ground cover without being aggressively invasive.
  • Best in part shade to full shade in average, well-drained soils. Soil pH is not critical and it will grow in acid or alkaline soils as long as moisture can be provided. Shady, moist areas are preferred.
  • Great choice for beds and borders, edging, underplanting roses and shrubs, or as a groundcover.
  • Cut off flower stems after flowering.
  • Virtually disease free. Keep an eye out for vine weevil.
  • Propagate by division in spring or detach rosettes and root in late spring to early summer.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 7
Heat Zones 6 – 7
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Saxifraga - Saxifrages
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 7
Heat Zones 6 – 7
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Saxifraga - Saxifrages
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 24" (60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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