Douglasia is a hardy perenial that flowers in the spring.
It is a rosette plant and has lots of tubular shaped flowers of yellow or pink.
Due to its size and prostrate nature it is an ideal plant for rock gardens.
One of the common names for Douglasia is the Yellow Rock Jasmine. Some members of this genus are also known by the name of Dwarf Primrose.
The Douglasia genus itself is often considered to be part of the Androsace genus. Androsace consists of about 110 species and includes most of the known Rock Jasmines and Fairy Candelabras.
Douglasia nivalis by nordique.
If planning to grow yellow Rock Jasmine outdoors then seeds should be sown on the soil surface in flats that are north facing in the autumn. The flats should then be covered in glass.
As soon as spring arrives bring the flats indoors and keep at about 10 degrees celsius.
If you plan to start the seedlings of yellow rock jasmine indoors then place the seeds (within soil) in a black bag, then place in the fridge for five weeks.
Seeds should then be sown out at a temperature of 10 Celsius. They can take anything from one month to two years to germinate!
Once seedlings have appeared they should remain growing until they are ready to be planted out at the end of winter. Douglasia can be planted into either a sunny or lightly shaded part of the garden that has good drainage, and moist pH 6 to 7 soil. Young Douglasia, such as yellow rock jasmine plants, should be planted at about 20 cm apart (8 inches).
It will take at least two years until Yellow rock Jasmine and other Douglasia first bloom. Once established the plants will require to be watered from below (avoid the leaves) in prolonged dry spells
The plant should be protected in times of heavy rain, perhaps by locating the plant under a rock overhang in the garden.
I hope that you enjoyed this guide on how to grow Douglasia plants. Updated September 2020.