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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Androsace primuloides Androsace sarmentosa misapplied
Androsace sarmentosa var. yunnanensis misapplied
Androsace can be annuals, biennials or evergreen perennials forming mats or compact cushions, with salver-shaped flowers which may be solitary or in umbels
A. studiosorum is a mat-forming, evergreen perennial spreading by stolons. The rosettes are covered in silky hairs, and appear more silvery over winter. The flowers are a deep, rich pink with a small yellow eye, borne in generous clusters on red stems in spring
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Up to 10 cm
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a scree bed, in vertical crevices in rock or in moist but gritty, well-drained soil
Propagate by seed sown in containers in an open cold frame as soon as ripe, or in autumn. Root single rosettes as cuttings in early to mid summer. Keep moist but water from below to avoid wetting the rosettes
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Generally pest free. Prone to aphids under glass
Vulnerable to fungal disease in damp conditions. Remove dead rosettes to reduce the risk of infection
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