A seldom-seen but very easy little alpine, producing a low, shrubby, trailing mound of leathery, evergreen leaves. In late spring, shortish stems bear soft lavender-blue, shaggy daisy flowers over several weeks. This is a perfect choice for the sunny rock garden, and is also useful in an alpine troughs or gravel garden as it is drought tolerant once established.
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.