Saxifraga_stellaris - These lovely white star-shaped flowers with red calyces are borne on thin, wiry stems from June to August, and are marked with orange at the centre of each petal. These dwarf plants, which make tiny rosettes of fleshy, notched leaves, live in damp environments, such as on wet cliffs, beside streams or springs, or on wet rock ledges.
Saxifraga vayredana - Minimum Height: 5 cm Maximum Height: 10 cm A very rare Catalan species blooming from June to August with almost stemless, disproportionately large, yellow-throated, white funnel-shaped flowers which are so dense as to often obscure the tight cushions of foliage, which are composed of most unusual, sticky, tacky, aromatic leaves (due to hairs on the leaves and stems). Its sole locus is in Eastern Spain, in the vicinity of Montseny near Barcelona.
Saxifraga southside seedling - This plant makes large rosettes of very pale green leaves heavily encrusted with silvery deposits, the encrustation being limestone exuded by the leaves, hence the requirement for chalky soil. When it reaches full size, the plant flowers, producing tall arching plumes of white flowers, which are heavily spotted with red near the base of each petal. The plant then dies, leaving several offsets identical to parent. Also seeds making hybred seedlings.
Saxifraga paniculata "Carniolica" A hardy, "encrusted" type of Saxifrage forming neat, tight, rosettes of evergreen, dark-green, silvery edges, narrow leaves. 15cm high stems bear sprays of white flowers in April and May. Spread 15cm. Plants in well-drained soil in a sunny position
Russian Snowdrops - With a beauty that belies its resilience, Puschkinia will form a carpet of spring colour that is virtually maintenance free. These tough little bulbs emerge in a flurry of palest blue flowers, etched with dark powder blue stripes. Russian snowdrops enjoy well drained soils and make an eye-catching alternative to traditional spring bulbs. Grow them in borders and rockeries, or naturalise them in grass. Height: 15cm (6"). Spread: 10cm (4").Bulb size 5/6cm.