Pale to rose pink flowers with a magenta blotch at the nose, and smelling noticeably of honey, bloom in autumn above rosettes of deep green oval leaves with silvery markings. If frosted, the leaves generally recover with a second flush. As it grows in coniferous woodlands at 700–2,000 m elevation in the Taurus Mountains of southern Turkey, it enjoys decayed pine needle litter incorporated in the compost if this is obtainable.
Seeds should be sown at any time, and as soon as possible after you have received them. Sow the seeds thinly onto a gritty, loamy compost and cover about 6mm or 1/4 inch deep as light can inhibit germination. Keep at between 10 and 15 degrees C. Germination can take from one to twelve months and is generally erratic, a strategy that has evolved to protect the strain in the wild. Pot on into a low-organic content compost.
Packet Content:15 (Approx)