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 obtusifolia makes small cushions of slightly hairy rosettes, with short-stemmed clusters of a few white flowers, each with a yellow eye. It is one of the easier species to grow. It originates from central European mountains, from the Alps to the Balkans.
||9 cm pot|
||open sunny rockery or raised bed|
||Alpine winter / sunny summer|
||well drained soil|
||6 - 20 cm|