Androsace lanuginosaItem #0257 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8
Beautiful, blue gray leafed alpine rock garden perennial. Produces small, snow white, lightly scented flowers, each with a red eye from summer until the first frost of fall. Creeping habit spreads nicely around rocks and at top of dry walls. Well-suited to troughs and other porous containers.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:an-DROS-a-kee lah-noo-gi-NO-saPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousSunset climate zones:1 - 6, 14 - 17Growth habit:SpreadingGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 2 to 4 in. tall, up to 12 in wide.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:Summer into FallFlower color:WhiteDesign IdeasAn alpine perennial that thrives wherever soils are well drained and climate is suitable. Ideal rock garden plant. Grows well niched into dry stone walls and planting pockets of rocky outcroppings where the root zone is high and dry. Grows well in banks and slopes and will cascade over low curbs. Will adapt to low wide well drained pots and troughs.Companion PlantsGrow this with Samobor Cranesbill, (Geranium phaeum 'Samobor') ,Emerald Blue Creeping Phlox, (Phlox subulata 'Emerald Blue'), East Friesland Meadow Sage, (Salvia nemorosa 'East Friesland') and Little Spire Russian Sage, (Perovskia atriplicifolia'Little Spire').
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:This plant is grouped into the Primrose family, the genus containing about 125 species of herbaceous plants spread throughout Europe, Asia and North America. This species originates in the Himalayan Mountains, most likely Tibet. It was classified by Nathaniel Wallicyh, the Dane who wrote extensively on plants of India and Asia in the early 19th century.