The plant family Saxifragaceae was named and described by Antoine Laurent de Jussieu in Genera Plantarum in 1789.
As of 12-17-21 when this page was last updated, Plants of the World Online lists 34 genera in this family. The genus consists mainly of perennials, but some are annuals (biennials), succulents, or xerophytic species. I have experience with Astilbe, Heuchera, and Saxifraga stolonifera in this family. You can click on the plant names under the photos to go to their own pages.
For more information about this family of plants, please click on the links below. The links take you directly to the information about the family.
I brought this Astilbe home from Lowe’s in 2014. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a label in the pot so I don’t know what cultivar it is… There are too many to guess.
I brought this Astilbe x arendsii ‘Fanal’ home from a local greenhouse in 2018 and put it next to the Hosta ‘Empress Wu’ in the north bed. It has done great but the ‘Empress Wu’ has been a bit pushy…
I have grown six Heuchera cultivars and still four growing in the shade bed. Sometimes they go great and sometimes not so great. You can click on the link to take you to the Heuchera page where you will find links to all their pages.
A friend of mine gave me this Saxifraga stolonifera (Strawberry Begonia) in 2012 while I was living in Mississippi. I brought it with me when I moved back to Missouri but gave it up in 2014. I need to bring home another one at some point…
That’s all I have experience with for this family of plants…