This lovely plant displays compact sprays of rich butter-yellow flowers held close to the rosette of finely-divided, glaucous leaves. Although it is an alpine plant, and can easily withstand minus ten degrees C, it grows best in a well drained soil, or a scree mixture as it does not readily tolerate winter wet, and therefore is best suited to a protected scree outdoors, or will perform even better in a raised bed in an Alpine House.
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.
Packet Content:20+ (Approx)