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Saxifrage perennials

Saxifrage perennialsSaxifrage are beautiful Alpine perennials delight in a light, sandy soil, and are easily propagated by seed or division. It is most convenient to grow the rare and tender kinds in pots, as they require the protection of a frame in winter.

Saxifraga Sibthorpii is very suitable for the lower and damper parts of rock-work; it is hardy, and sheds its seed freely.

Saxifrage Umbrosa (London Pride) makes a neat border, and is also useful for rock-work.

Saxifrage Sarmentosa, also called Mother-of-Thousands is a fine hanging plant for greenhouse or window. They flower in April.

The height of the Saxifrage is mostly four to six inches, but some grow as high as 1.5 feet.