This lovely tufted shrub has erect to decumbent stems up to a foot or so in length with golden flowers in small terminal bunches. In the wild it lives in Northern Turkey and the Caucasus in light woodland or among volcanic rocks in the mountains.
These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and cold-stored for several months. They should be sown into well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered to their own depth with sand or grit. No artificial heat is needed; the seed tray is best left in a cool spot outside and kept moist. Seeds germinate very slowly indeed in the spring after a chilling in the cold compost, regardless of when they are sown. Some seeds may take more than a year to germinate.