A picture of a Shield-leaved saxifrage

Shield-leaved saxifrage

Saxifraga cuneifolia

Also known as

Saxifrage

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

30cm

10cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Shield-leaved saxifrage Overview

This is a mat-forming species with rosettes of wedge-shaped rounded, green leaves. The flowers are borne in late spring and early summer with panicles of white, star-shaped blooms.

How to propagate Shield-leaved saxifrage

Division

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn, by division or from rooted offsets in winter.

Seed

Other uses of Shield-leaved saxifrage

Grown for their flowers and attractive foliage. Excellent in rock gardens, screens, raised beds and alpine houses.