Androsace carnea ssp. alpina
Androsace carnea ssp. alpina
Androsace carnea ssp. alpina
Androsace carnea ssp. alpina
Androsace carnea ssp. alpina
Androsace carnea ssp. alpina

Androsace carnea ssp. rosea

Pink Rock Jasmine

Primulaceae

Height

10 cm

Flower colour

pink

Flowering time

April - May

Foliage colour

dark green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, gritty

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

thrives well, given adequate drainage

Plant range

eastern Pyrenees and western Alps

The genus Androsace belongs to the family Primulaceae.  The genus contains around 100 species, all of which are high alpines which grow best in gritty soil in full sun.

Propagation:


Seed – needs cold stratification, best sown in September - November.

Seed just covered and stored for 2-4 weeks at 20°C (68°F) and then it‘s moved outside until germination. Germination can be slow, seed may germinate a year later, so it‘s important not to throw it away prematurely. Optimum germination temperature is 5-12°C (40-55°F).

Spring flowering alpine bearing pink flowers in April - May. It needs full sun and very sharp drainage, as it is sensitive to winter wet. Where winters are more wet than snowy, it is best grown on a steep incline, such as a rock wall.

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