Chumby Rock Jasmine
Androsace sarmentosa 'Chumbyi'
Chumby Rock Jasmine flowers
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Plant Height: 4 inches
Flower Height: 6 inches
Spread: 12 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3
Other Names: A. studiosorum, A. primula
This alpine selection forms a mat of fuzzy green foliage creating a soft texture; produces dark pink flowers with yellow centers that mature to red; a nice addition to the garden or rockery
Chumby Rock Jasmine has masses of beautiful clusters of pink star-shaped flowers with gold eyes rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its tomentose oval leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Chumby Rock Jasmine is an herbaceous perennial with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Chumby Rock Jasmine is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Chumby Rock Jasmine will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.
This plant should be grown in a location that is shaded from the hot afternoon sun. It prefers to grow in average to dry locations, and dislikes excessive moisture. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.