This extremely choice, dwarf alpine plant producing quite large seeds was collected in the Troodos Mountains of Cyprus. Compact clumps of grey-green leaves produce sprays of pink flowers, which appear on short stems after the last snow has melted and will be one of the first flowers to open in your garden at the end of winter.
Seeds can be sown at any time but are best sown in winter or early spring to benefit from a cold spell in the wet compost to break their dormancy. We advise covering seeds very thinly with sand or fine grit to about the depth of the seed size. 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. They may still take very many months to appear, so please never discard the pot or tray.