Bright yellow starry flowers open in early spring on low creeping cushions of tiny leaves. Very slow growing and ideal for a shady rockery, this plant is native to the highest mountains in the UK, and also North America, Alaska, Greenland and Europe, the Tatras, and the Alps.
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:Yellow Mountain Saxifrage, Yellow Saxifrage