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    Bright yellow starry flowers open in early spring on low creeping cushions of tiny leaves. Very slow growing and ideal for a shady rockery, this plant is native to the highest mountains in the UK, and also North America, Alaska, Greenland and Europe, the Tatras, and the Alps. ... Learn More



    This encrusted saxifrage makes a tight mat of very small compact rosettes which have silver-edged, dark-green leaves, and arching, dividing stems that bear sprays of pure white flowers in summer. It comes from the mountains of central and southern Europe, where it lives on limestone screes and rocks, and will do best if grown in tufa, but if in the open garden, it is best kept out of full sun. ... Learn More



    In early summer, from a dense, solid cushion consisting of compact evergreen rosettes of spoon-shaped, mid-green leaves with lime-encrusted margins, arise dense hairy sprays of rounded, sometimes red or yellow-spotted, white flowers in early summer. It performs well in a moderately fertile, very well drained scree or rockery. ... Learn More



    Tall, arching sprays of white flowers, all attractively speckled in crimson, appear in summer on this low alpine plant which forms rosettes of evergreen leaves up to 20 centimetres across. Leaves are tongue-shaped and beaded but not toothed, rosettes being arranged rather like sempervivums. Although it does best in a partly-shaded rock garden, it is especially happy when growing in crevices between rocks. Planting at the top of a rock wall will allow the flower sprays to arch over and show to their best advantage, and they also do well in troughs or container gardens. Clumps are easily divided in early spring. ... Learn More



    Dense mats of medium sized, unusually narrow, lime-encrusted, silvery rosettes erupt with red-stemmed Inflorescences, 12-24cm high carrying branched panicles of small starry flowers with long yellowish-white petals. These superb alpines grow on the Eastern Alps, including the Dolomites, and also in northern Yugoslavia on limestone rocks. ... Learn More



    Masses of small yellow star-shaped flowers arise in spring and early summer on a low shiny cushion of tiny, rounded, succulent, heart-shaped leaves. They are special because, unlike most other saxifrages, they self-seed gently into cracks where very few other plants will grow or establish and, very much like erinus, rarely becomes a nuisance, ... Learn More



    A tight rosette of silver encrusted leaves give way to a bright red flowering stem, which arises like a dragon's head from the blood-red-centred rosette, bearing sprays of pink flowers. The colony of rosettes will slowly expand to make a mounded stunning effect. These plants do best in a well drained soil in a trough or rock garden. ... Learn More



    This rare, bone-hardy, enigmatic, but vigorous plant forms a rosette of coarsely-toothed, kidney-shaped leaves, from which, in August, arise several stems bearing "night-sky" sprays of starry, dark purple-maroon flowers. It comes from partly shady wet spots, at the sides of streams and ravines on Japan's northern island, Hokkaido. Also on, Honshu, on the road from Takayama to Matsumoto! ... Learn More



    This fully hardy, perennial evergreen alpine opens its sprays of pink-eyed white flowers on thin hairy stems in late spring and early summer. Basal rosettes of rounded, spoon-like leaves, toothed at the edges, form most attractive slowly expanding carpets. ... Learn More



    This uncommon British native mossy saxifrage makes carpet of bright green, moss-like (obviously) rosettes with sprays of starry, yellow-eyed white flowers on stems of up to five inches high in spring. Once established it is very easy to propagate by simply tearing off parts of the cushion edges. These can be tucked into walls or between rocks in the winter and will usually root by spring. ... Learn More



    This is by far the most spectacular of all of the 'encrusted saxifrages', the rosettes, growing for several years, reaching nearly a foot across. They then send up a massive stem producing a huge waterfall of white flowers, and then the plant dies! A sensible option is to maintain a constant succession of plants of increasing sizes so as to always have one flowering each summer. This impressive plant is endemic to the Pyrenees, the mountains of eastern Spain and also the Atlas Mountains from about 700-2400 metres. It is relatively easy to grow from seed, only needing good drainage to do well in the rock garden.. ... Learn More



    An impressive alpine plant forming enormous, dinner-plate sized rosettes of glaucous fleshy leaves. The final flower is a monster. A huge hairy, branching stem erupts which bears countless white flowers delicately blotched and marked in red. ... Learn More



    This delicate mossy saxifrage forms evergreen, perennial, mats or cushions, with rosettes of variably-shaped, finely-divided, mid-green leaves and flat-topped clusters of star-shaped, white flowers from late spring to late summer. A long-lived plant which is absolutely never a problem, being one of the joys of early spring. ... Learn More



    Bright starry flowers on short, wiry stems come in all colours from pure white to deepest ruby red from earliest spring until summer. These essential rockery or wall plants make slowly spreading, moss-like, evergreen cushions and are totally hardy and perennial. ... Learn More



    This species is an odd-one-out among the 'encrusted saxifrages', the rosettes being deep green without the white encrusted margins which are usually typical of this group, and the flower stems produce really unusual yellow to orange flowers with long thin petals, rather than white ones. The plants usually grow tiny rosettes before the large rosette dies, and they do best in partial shade, growing readily in cultivation and coming true from seed. They are native to limestone regions of the Alps and Carpathian Mountains, Italy, Switzerland and Romania. ... Learn More


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