Saxifraga fortunei

In flower now – Saxifraga fortunei

Saxifraga fortunei

Saxifraga fortunei

The picture above shows the variety in form of Saxifraga fortunei cultivars,  including several new introductions from Japan where the species grows wild. The tall form is the cultivar that most closely resembles the wild plants.  They are all late flowering but vary a bit in flowering times,  so some here are now going over. They like a leafy compost and thrive in light shade. Some forms are a bit weak and will do better in pots.  Unfortunately, vine weevils love them almost as much as we do, so you may have to use a nematode treatment to prevent the loss of your plants. If you are interested in starting (or adding to) a collection,   Edrom nursery in Berwickshire has a very good range.