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Androsace selago

The name Androsace brings to mind pictures of high alpine cushions, clinging to the most inaccessible rock crevices, or perhaps grown to perfection as show plants. In fact the genus also includes some that make spreading mats and are easily grown outside without protection, some meadow herbs, and some annual weeds. You won't find the last group here. The majority are high alpines, making cushions or mats of tight rosettes, with short-stems flowers, singly or in small clusters.

Androsace selago makes low, tight mats or domes of tiny, hairy rosettes, with usually one white, short-stemmed flower with a yellow eye, which becomes red as the flower matures.

Pot Size 9 cm pot
Width 15cm
Height 5cm
Family Primulaceae
Flowering Spring
Garden habitat open, sunny position
Soil acidic, well drained soil
Plant category Alpine
Height range < 6 cm


9 cm pot 5.00
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