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Androsace carnea

pink rock jasmine

A. carnea is an evergreen perennial forming compact tufts of narrow leaves, with umbels of yellow-eyed pink flowers in late spring

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0–0.1 metre
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Primulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Androsace can be annuals, biennials or evergreen perennials forming mats or compact cushions, with salver-shaped flowers which may be solitary or in umbels

Name status

Correct

Plant range
W Europe

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in gritty, well-drained soil in rock garden, scree or trough

Propagation

Propagate by seed or root single rosettes as cuttings in early to mid-summer. Water cuttings from below to avoid wetting foliage

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Can get aphids

Diseases

May suffer from a leaf spot under wet conditions

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