This little gem from Mount Parnassus in Greece would be a perfect specimen for a pan or hot trough. Tiny rosettes, much like those of a mossy saxifrage, push up short stems of brightest yellow flowers before almost any other plant awakens.
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.