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Soldanella alpina is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It has medicinal uses.
Europe - Pyrenees and the Alps.
Mountain pasturelands, close to the snow and glacier line[
Requires a well-drained humus-rich neutral to slightly acid soil[
]. Requires an open position with a cool aspect and shade from strong midday sun[
]. Plants may require some protection from winter wet[
In gardens, slugs will often destroy the flowering shoots at ground level early in the year[
The plant has become very rare in the wild due to over collection[
A decoction of the root is laxative[
]. It is harvested in the summer and dried for later use[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold greenhouse[
]. The seed has a limited viability[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Division in spring[