The "Himalayan Mini Sunflower" bears solitary, golden yellow flowers, with dark centres, which look downwards. The flowers are borne on stout stems with oblong stem-clasping leaves. It grows at high altitudes, from 3500-4800 meters, on screes and open slopes in the Himalayas, from Kashmir to SE Tibet when it flowers, often in large colonies, from July until September. Polunin states that C ellisii has a wide distribution from Kashmir to SE Tibet
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.
Packet Content:6 (Approx)