Androsace in 2010

Submitted by Boland on

First Androsace is open...A. carnea 'Alba'


Submitted by Lori S. on Wed, 04/14/2010 - 22:35

Very nice!  Is that very early for you?  My Andosace carnea 'Alba' is in bud but it will be at least a couple weeks to go.

I do have this little androsace in bloom, which is supposed to be A. carnea ssp. brigantiaca... but the flowers are so puny, I wonder if is it really that?  I've seen some forms with relatively large flowers, and also sometimes with shorter stems.  (I didn't get a photo this evening that shows the plant clearly, sorry.)

Submitted by Boland on Thu, 04/15/2010 - 05:52

Yes Lori, this is very early for us.  It is currently snowing on the poor thing.  Androsace Millstream also has a couple of blooms open but I did not get a chance to take a picture before the weather changed for the worse.

Submitted by Lori S. on Sun, 04/18/2010 - 11:56

Well, it took less than a couple of weeks, after all.  Here's Androsace carnea 'Alba', about 3 weeks earlier than last year (a late spring), and with very short stems this year.

Submitted by Boland on Sun, 04/18/2010 - 15:39

Sweet Lori!  Mine has very long stems this year but I have another just coming into bud...I hope it has short stems like yours.

Submitted by Boland on Wed, 04/28/2010 - 18:00

Another is open...Androsace Millstream

Submitted by Lori S. on Wed, 04/28/2010 - 22:10

Hmm, it's not new but perhaps I should update Androsace carnea 'Alba' with a photo that looks a bit more characteristic of it (longer stems, etc.)?

Submitted by Boland on Sun, 05/23/2010 - 17:31

A few more Androsace are open.  A. carnea 'Halleri', A. chaixii and A. sempervivoides

Submitted by Kelaidis on Tue, 05/25/2010 - 14:03

I love the Androsaces: the chamaejasme section has been blooming for weeks. My current faves are A. minor and A. jacquemontii below...