Androsace sarmentosa

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Androsace sarmentosa Wall.

Primulaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   3

Moisture: moderately moist bis Moisture: moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: whorled
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: oblanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: not specified

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Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Dilleniidae
Superordo:
Primulanae
Ordo:
Primulales

Androsace sarmentosa is a perennial.

Naming

Androsace sarmentosa was described by Nathaniel Wallich. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Androsace sarmentosa is a species in the genus Androsace which contains approximately 194 to 223 species and belongs to the family of the Primulaceae (Primrose Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 10 to 20 centimetres.

Leaves

Androsace sarmentosa is evergreen. The bluish green, simple leaves are whorled. They are oblanceolate. The leaves are around 5 centimetres large.

Flowers and Fruits

Androsace sarmentosa produces umbels of light purple five-stellate flowers from June to July.


Root System

Distribution

Androsace sarmentosa is native to the Himalaya and West China.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on fresh to moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam with a pH between 4 and 6. They tolerate temperatures down to -40°C (USDA zone 3).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • alpine garden (especially for plants that are not very competitive)
  • rockeries

Uses

Androsace sarmentosa is considered a valuable wild perennial. The recommended planting distance is 25 centimetres, the perennials are best planted in groups of 3 to 5. Suited for rockeries, as well as suited as a neighbour to roses, cemetery plant and as container plant.

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by sowing or by division.

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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