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Androsace sarmentosa - Wall.

Common Name Rock Jasmine
Family Primulaceae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Mixed forests and grassy slopes at elevations of 2800 - 4000 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - Himalayas from Sikkim to Kashmir.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Androsace sarmentosa Rock Jasmine


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Androsace sarmentosa is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in) by 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3. It is in flower from July to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Ground Cover; Cultivated Beds; East Wall. In. South Wall. In. West Wall. In.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Resolvent.

The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a bitter taste and a cooling and coarsening potency[241]. A resolutive, it dries up serous fluids[241]. It is used in the treatment of disorders from tumours, inflammations of fluids and other serous fluid disorders[241].

Other Uses

Can be used as a low-growing ground cover[200].

Cultivation details

Requires a very well-drained light or sandy alkaline soil of low nutrient status and with the addition of limestone chippings if necessary[200]. Usually best in full sun, though in hot-summer areas it can be better if given some shade, especially from the hottest sun[200]. Grows well on dry stone walls, or as a low ground cover, and tolerates hot humid summers[200].

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Propagation

Seed - requires a period of cold stratification. Where possible, the seed is best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame - all watering should be from the bottom of the pot[200]. The seed can take 2 years to germinate, prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow on in a partially shaded cold frame[200]. Plant out in late spring or early summer. Division of runners in early summer. Pot them up into a sandy compost and grow them on until they are well-rooted before planting them into their permanent positions[200].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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