This mat-forming perennial was naturalised on waste ground near the railway station at Tenby (Pembs.), and occurs elsewhere as a casual on walls, railway banks, roadsides and in chalk pits. Lowland.
P. saxifraga has been in cultivation since 1774 and is popular in gardens for its abundant pink flowers. It was first recorded from the wild in Dorset in 1893, and grew at Tenby from 1909 until the 1940s.
Native of C. & S. Europe and S.W. Asia.
PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.