Herb: Spiked Saxifrage

Latin name: Saxifraga spicata

Family: Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage Family)

Edible parts of Spiked Saxifrage:

Young tender leaves and stems - raw or cooked. They are best used before the plants start to flower. A reasonable source of vitamin C.

Description of the plant:


Habitat of the herb:

Moist rocky slopes along streams.

Propagation of Spiked Saxifrage:

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a cold frame in the spring. Surface sow, or only just cover the seed, and make sure that the compost does not dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out in late spring after the last expected frosts. Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found it best to pot up the smaller divisions and grow them on in a lightly shaded position in a cold frame, planting them out once they are well established in the summer.

Cultivation of the herb:

Moist rocky slopes along streams.

Medicinal use of Spiked Saxifrage:

None known

Known hazards of Saxifraga spicata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.