There are no edible uses listed for Androsace sarmentosa.
Can be used as a low-growing ground cover
There are no material uses listed for Androsace sarmentosa.
The entire plant is used in Tibetan medicine, it is said to have a bitter taste and a cooling and coarsening potency
. A resolutive, it dries up serous fluids
. It is used in the treatment of disorders from tumours, inflammations of fluids and other serous fluid disorders
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
. 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
. 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
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Requires a very well-drained light or sandy alkaline soil of low nutrient status and with the addition of limestone chippings if necessary
. Usually best in full sun, though in hot-summer areas it can be better if given some shade, especially from the hottest sun
. Grows well on dry stone walls, or as a low ground cover, and tolerates hot humid summers
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Androsace sarmentosa.
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? 1.01.11.21.18.104.22.168.71.8 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
? 2.02.12.22.3 Tsarong. Tsewang. J. Tibetan Medicinal Plants Tibetan Medical Publications, India ISBN 81-900489-0-2 (1994-00-00)
? [Flora of China] (1994-00-00)