• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Saxifraga 'Lutea' (paniculata) (8)

Saxifrage 'Lutea'

Saxifrage 'Lutea'

© � RHS 2002

  • Other common names Saxifrage 'Lutea'

  • Synonyms Saxifraga aizoon 'Lutea'
    Saxifraga aizoon var. lutea

    Saxifragacotyledon 'Lutea'
    Saxifraga 'Flavescens' misapplied
    Saxifraga 'Lutea' (aizoon)

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  • Genus Saxifraga can be annuals, biennials, evergreen or herbaceous perennials, mostly mat-forming in habit, with simple or palmately lobed leaves and starry or rounded flowers which may be solitary of in panicles or cymes

  • Family Saxifragaceae / Saxifragaceae

  • Species 'Lutea' is an evergreen perennial forming rosettes of narrow grey-green leaves to 6cm in length, with arching stems to 30cm, bearing panicles of pale yellow flowers 12mm width in early summer

  • Horticultural Group Ligulatae section saxifrages are evergreen perennials forming monocarpic rosettes, usually clustered, of narrowly strap-shaped or oblong, lime-encrusted leaves, with sprays of small white, pale yellow or pink flowers in late spring or early summer


  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Clump-forming



  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Exposed


  • Chalk


  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilChalk

  • pHAlkaline


  • Ultimate height

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow in moderately fertile, very well-drained, alkaline soil in full sun. May be intolerant of winter wet, can be grown in a pot in an alpine house

Propagation Propagate by division in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Aphids, slugs, vine weevil and glasshouse red spider mite may be a problem

Diseases Generally disease free

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