This section is from the book "Commercial Gardening Vol2", by John Weathers (the Editor). Also available from Amazon: Commercial Gardening, A Practical & Scientific Treatise For Market Gardeners.
This includes the large-leaved Saxifrages of leathery texture, some of the finest plants being the following: cordifolia, 1 ft., clear rose, with a deeper variety purpurea; crassifolia, 1 ft., deep pink: ligulata, 1 ft., deep pink, but white in the variety ciliata, which flowers from April to May. Stracheyi (fig. 226), 9 in., is a fine Himalayan plant with rose-pink flowers. It has a white-flowered form (alba), and another called Milesi. M. speciosa has rich-purple flowers.
Fig. 226. - Megasea (Saxifraga) Stracheyi.