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What could this be....

I have this plant growing in a pot, quite lovely glossy segregated leaves, long hairy stalk and a beautiful little flower emerging with speckled deep pink, purple and pale pink colour. Can any of you lovely people help me at all, as too what plant it maybe. Thank you. 


  • B3B3 Posts: 25,266
    London pride, I think.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Loraine3Loraine3 Posts: 569
    Yes, London Pride

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,214
    Saxifraga urbium, to give it it's Sunday name  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thank you all for getting back to me. I have never planted this plant, so was surprised to see it come up, but I did not know what it was. So thought that I would ask the experts. Thank you and keep safe and enjoy your gardening.  
  • SuesynSuesyn Posts: 633
    Apparently it is in danger of becoming "endangered" because so few people grow it. Great ground cover and very easy, also evergreen in my garden
    Can spread  but easy to control, I don't know why it's not more popular. 
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,266
    I always keep an eye out for it at the GC, but never see it
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 84,001
    I think it’s gone out of fashion ... it was in every cottage garden when I was a child. It’s a pretty thing ... time for a comeback 😊 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,118
    edited April 2020
    I still have one potted up and waiting for you, @B3!

    Saxifraga x urbium, to be exact @Fairygirl:wink:

    A plant I love, and plant all over the place in my garden, where it bulks up happily but never invasively. Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner... :wink:

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,266
    When we meet again @LG_😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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