A low growing ground cover plant Androsace lanuginosa is widely used in rock gardens and containers. Originating in the Himalayas this is a trailing mat forming plant that grows well in light to part shade. Small grey green foliage and attractive white to pale pink flowers with deeper pink centres cover the plant when in flower.
Flowers are fragrant although the scent is light. Over time it can reach around 10 cm (4 inches) in height and spread to around 30cm (12 inches)
This is an evergreen plant and flowering time depends on the climate however from early to mid summer. This plant was awarded the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit in1993
How To Grow
Good drainage in winter is essential, so this makes this low growing plant an ideal candidate for a rock garden or crevice garden, also suited to growing in containers and troughs. Over time it will form a dense clump and propagation is easiest by division.
Androsace lanuginosa Details
- Botanical Name: Androsace lanuginosa
- Common: Names: Wooly Rock Jasmine, Wooly Rock Cress.
- Family: Primulaceae
- Origins: Himalayas
- Position: Sun to afternoon shade depending on climate.
- Soil: Well drained.
- Flower Colour: White to Pink
- Foliage: Mid green.
- Height: 10cm (4 inches)
- Spread: 30cm (12 inches)
- Growth Rate: Slow