A wide ranging genus, with over 450 species, known best for its alpine contingent. Some of our plants are suitable for shade, preferably for the borders edge. These can have quite coloured or patterned foliage, with some being evergreen, the 'London Pride' types, whilst other like S. 'Rubrifolia' are deciduous. Our sun-loving saxifragas, tend to form tight or spreading mounds, made of of quite intricate rosettes of leaves. Flowers typically white to pink, sometimes singly, others in large sprays. A very attractive genus of plants.