Androsace sempervivoides description
Very dainty pink flowers, each with a dark eye appear in spring making it an impressive sight from such compact rosettes.
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.
A wonderful plant – put at the front of a border, containers, an alpine bed or rock garden or by a patio and is fairly easy because it doesn’t mind the winter wet (here in East Anglia, UK) if it has well drained soil.
Common name: Rock jasmine.
The best position in the garden:
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 10 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
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