Androsace lanuginosa

Rock jasmine

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

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Plant details

Androsace lanuginosa flowers from mid to late summer, continuing later than many alpines and effectively extending the rock garden season right into autumn. Throughout this time, the trailing stems of grey-green foliage are studded with rounded clusters of pale pink flowers, with a clear yellow eye which sets them off beautifully. It is an ideal plant to grow over rocks, or trailing over walls. The Royal Horticultural Society have give it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Primulaceae

Genus: Androsace

Species: lanuginosa

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 8cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

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