Androsace lanuginosa – Buy alpines


Dainty mauve-pink flowers held together in groups on slender stems in the summer.

Easy to grow – ideal for novice gardeners.

Grown in handy 9 cm pots:

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Androsace lanuginosa description

Mauve-pink flowers, each with a dark eye appear in the summer.

Many varieties from the Androsace family are very hairy and resent the winter wet, but Androsace lanuginosa is able to cope with a lot of rain.

RHS Award of Garden MeritHow easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit [1]. To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.

Good at the front of a border, in a pot, alpine bed, or by a patio and can even cope with a little shade and is easy provided it’s in well drained soil.

Common name: Rock jasmine.

Androsace lanuginosa
Androsace lanuginosa

The best position in the garden:

Prefers sun.

Prefers sun.

Is it useful as a ground cover plant?

Yes, it will form a low grey mat.

What type of soil:

Well drained soil.

How much moisture:

Normal, or dryish, stony.

Hardiness and, or, lifespan:


Care and maintenance:

When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim off old flower stems.

Size of plant:

Height 5 cm.
Spread 40 cm.

Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:

Allow 5 plants per square metre.

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[1] Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.

Additional information

Weight .25 kg


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