Dense terminal clusters of snow white, delicately-marked flowers open, very late in the season, on arching stems with fleshy, broadly lanceolate leaves. This completely hardy native of sub-alpine meadows in Western China is easily cultivated in any rich, well drained soil in a sunny spot and is excellent in the rock garden.
These seeds have already been cold-stored and should be sown on receipt onto a well-drained, peaty compost at any time of the year. The seeds should be just carefully watered in with no surface cover. The seed tray is best left in a cold or cool spot and kept moist, seeds often only germinating very slowly in cool conditions in the spring, regardless of when they are sown. Do not use artificial heat. Please be very patient. Plant out in peaty moist soil finally.