ROCK JASMINE Androsace cylindrica

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A unique and rare alpine with perfect-looking tiny white flowers.

Androsace, commonly known as rock jasmine, is a predominantly Arctic–alpine, with many species in the Himalayas (where the genus originated), the mountains of central Asia, the Caucasus, and the southern and central European mountain systems, particularly the Alps and the Pyrenees.

Plants of this genus are sometimes known as rock jasmines or fairy candelabras, and are widely cultivated for their dense cushions covered in white or pink flowers.

These plants have small entire or toothed leaves which form a basal rosette.

Type: Hardy perennial

Height: 2 cm, 2"

Location: Shade or part shade

Hardiness zones: 3-8

Seeds per pack: 5

Germination: Your planting container should have holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Flatten the surface of a sterile seed-start mix, and water. Place the tiny seeds on the surface, and cover them with a very thin layer of sand. Keep moist. If seedlings do not appear within 2 months, place the pot in a fridge or cold location for 6 weeks, and then bring them back to warmth. Once seedlings emerge, place the pot in a sunny place, or under bright grow lights.

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