This delightful evergreen plant from the mountains of central and southern Europe, has small rounded, fleshy leaves in dense rosettes forming large clumps, above which float sprays of white-spotted-pink, to completely white flowers, on slender, erect stems during late Spring. It is good in any humus rich, rather moist soil in partial shade.
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. If the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.
Common name:Round-leaved saxifrage