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Chumby Rock Jasmine*

Androsace sarmentosa 'Chumbyi'

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Chumby Rock Jasmine (Androsace sarmentosa 'Chumbyi') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Chumby Rock Jasmine flowers

Chumby Rock Jasmine flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  4 inches

Flower Height:  6 inches

Spread:  6 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

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

Ornamental Features

Chumby Rock Jasmine has masses of beautiful clusters of pink star-shaped flowers with gold eyes rising above the foliage in late spring, 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.

Landscape Attributes

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;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

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 6 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. 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.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Rock  Garden  Groundcover 
Ornamental Features