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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Saxifraga x urbium

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

It's a chilly start this morning ❄️ was to cold to get some frost shots in my PJs 😝, so here's some stuff from the weekend that I found and need to identify. Does anyone know what this could be? I think this is a saxifrage and seems to be growing in an old rockery. 🤔

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justin

Lol... Hope you at least had your slippers on lol

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fleurie

I'm sure it's a saxifrage, possibly has sprays of frothy pale pink flowers held 8-10" above foliage. Common name London Pride because it grew in abundance on bomb sites in London.

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tiggrx

I agree it is Londonpride (Saxifraga x urbium). @fleurie Unfortunately the story of it being so called because it grew on London bomb sites is untrue. Another story is that it was introduced into cultivation by a Mr London. The name was already in use by 1727.

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debs69

Just as well you had your pjs on ❄️❄️🙈🙈

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fleurie

@tiggrx Oh well it's a nice story that I've heard hundreds of times over. My mum was the first to tell me when I was a child and she lived in East London throughout the war so I'll just keep believing.

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juliesgarden

Hahaha @debs69

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fuschia

London pride. Had this when I first moved here. Eventually lost it 😕

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks @fleurie @tiggrx @fuschia - will tag it as that, although looks like a spelling mistake in the database. Hope we get the function to update them soon.

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richard.spicer.7906

😂😂 @justin @debs69 @juliesgarden

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