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London Pride

Saxifraga × urbium

Also known as


Saxifraga x urbium by Hugo.arg (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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London Pride Overview

Saxifraga × urbium is a mat-forming evergreen perennial hybrid that is commonly known by the name London Pride. Its spoon-shaped, leathery leaves have softly toothed margins that form wide mats of rosettes. Small pink-flushed white flowers are produced on upright, branching stems from early summer. A traditional groundcover and edging plant in urban gardens, London Pride is easy to grow and is happiest in deep or partial shade. It will tolerate even poor soils as long as it is moist but well-drained. Saxifraga × urbium was bred from a cross between S. umbrosa and S. spathularis and belongs in the Gymnopera section of Saxifrage. It has earned an RHS 'Award of Garden Merit'.

Common problems with London Pride

How to propagate London Pride


Detach rosettes in Spring or early summer.

Special features of London Pride

Attractive flowers

Ground cover

Other uses of London Pride

This plant is ideal to be used as an edging plant under roses and shrubs in the beds and borders of informal cottage gardens or urban courtyard spaces.