Fragrant, white-throated, pink flowers on very short stems, open on compact cushions of narrow green leaves. Growing at up to 10,000 feet in the Alps this rare and tiny plant is perfect for rockery, scree or pot in the alpine house.
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.
Common name:Glacier Pink