Androsace sarmentosa Wall.
Androsace sarmentosa is a perennial.
Androsace sarmentosa was described by Nathaniel Wallich. The name is considered as validly published.
The perennials reach heights of 10 to 20 centimetres.
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.
Androsace sarmentosa is native to the Himalaya and West China.
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 -40Â°C (USDA zone 3).
Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber
- alpine garden (especially for plants that are not very competitive)
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.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe 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.