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.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . 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.
The best position in the garden:
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.
Buy alpines, herbs, wildflowers, perennials and ornamental grasses.
 Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.