Rock Jasmine

Androsace lanuginosa

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.
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5 - 8

Good to grow!8


Full sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationan-DROS-a-kee la-nu-ji-NO-suh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 2 to 4 in. tall, up to 12 in wide.
Bloom TimeSummer into Fall
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGray-green
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseErosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureTolerates Poor Soils
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 8

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

Good to grow!