Common name: alpine toadflax
Plant Classification: Hardy perennial
Minimum Height: 10 cm
Maximum Height: 15 cm
Sometimes called alpine toadflax, in contrast to other members of the genus, this plant has orange flowers with orange lobes in the centre. It grows well in very poor soil and especially, in the wild, in recently exposed and unconsolidated glacial moraine, where it is found in many mountain ranges in southern and central Europe. These range from the Sierra de Gredos and the Montes de León in Spain to the mountains of the Balkan Peninsula including the Jura mountains Alps, Pyrenees, and central Apennines.
Sowing advice: Although seeds can be sown at any time, they may be best sown in winter or early spring as they benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost after sowing to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly indeed with sand or fine grit, a good guide is about the depth of the seed size. They may also be sown at any time and if the seeds do not come up within 6 to 12 weeks the damp seed tray can be given cold treatment in a fridge for about four weeks. These seeds may still take many months, sometimes more than a year to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.
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