15 x Saxifraga X urbium London Pride (None so Pretty)

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Saxifraga urbium offsets with small roots - Saxifrage London Pride

Saxifraga urbium offsets with small roots - Saxifrage London Pride

Saxifage are an evergreen perennial growing to around 30cm in height.

They form wide mats of rosettes of spoon-shaped, long-stalked leaves with scalloped margins.

Small pink-flushed white flowers are borne in lax panicles from early summer.They spread well and you can divide them up to increase your stock after the first growing season.

History of London Pride

Saxifraga × urbium, commonly known as London Pride or None-so-pretty, is a hybrid perennial plant that belongs to the Saxifragaceae family. The specific hybridization that gave rise to London Pride is believed to have occurred between Saxifraga umbrosa and Saxifraga spathularis. The plant has a rich history and has been cultivated in gardens for centuries.

Cultural Significance: London Pride has been a popular ornamental plant in European gardens since the 17th century. It has a strong association with traditional English cottage gardens.

Name Origins: The common name "London Pride" is thought to have originated during the London Blitz of World War II when the plant continued to grow amidst the bomb-damaged city. The name reflects its resilience and ability to thrive in challenging conditions.


Ornamental Plant: London Pride is primarily grown for its ornamental value. It forms dense rosettes of evergreen, spoon-shaped leaves and produces delicate sprays of small, star-shaped flowers.

Ground Cover: The plant is often used as ground cover due to its low-growing and spreading nature. It forms a carpet-like mat, making it effective for covering bare ground in garden beds.

Rock Gardens: London Pride is well-suited for rock gardens and alpine gardens. Its low stature and attractive foliage make it a charming addition to these types of landscapes.

Containers and Hanging Baskets: It can be grown in containers and hanging baskets, allowing gardeners to enjoy its beauty on patios, balconies, or other confined spaces.

Cut Flowers: While the flowers are small, they are often used in floral arrangements and bouquets. The delicate appearance of the blooms adds a touch of elegance to floral designs.

Shade Tolerance: London Pride is known for its ability to thrive in partial to full shade, making it a valuable addition to gardens with limited sunlight.

Adaptability: This hybrid is adaptable to various soil types but prefers well-draining soil. It can withstand different weather conditions, including periods of drought, once established.

Historical Symbolism: Due to its association with the resilience during wartime, London Pride can carry symbolic meaning for some individuals, representing strength and endurance.

While London Pride is primarily grown for its aesthetic appeal, its historical significance and ability to adapt to different growing conditions make it a cherished and enduring plant in garden landscapes.

Postage and Packaging


All packs of catnip are sent 24 hour Tracked unsigned

If you are not totally happy with the plants on arrival, please send me a photograph of the plants and the postal arrival date.


I understand the value and importance of recyclable/biodegradable packaging and strive to make it 100% when possible.

The plants are grown as organically in sustainable compost with natural fertilizers. The room for improvement will be in packaging materials.

At present we use recycled/recyclable boxes which help to keep the plants healthy and not too flattened in transit.

Areas for improvement are the plastic inserts.

Currently we are using single use plastic in the bags and the Sellotape is the normal single use stuff too. We are constantly on the lookout for more eco friendly products to use and are open to suggestions.

The paper towel used to wrap the plants is recycled.

The amount of plastic we use is kept to a bare minimum for safe transit of the plants, but we know more could be done. I will update this when we source new eco plastics to use.