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Rock Jasmine (Androsace sarmentosa)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Rock Jasmine
Androsace sarmentosa

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

  • Medicinal Use

    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].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

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].
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].
E. Asia – Himalayas from Sikkim to Kashmir.

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