Neat, compact grassy tufts, massed into open cushions are covered with long-lasting white flowers on 6" stems all summer long. This seldom-seen alpine plant is native to high meadows and mountain slopes in Europe, and will make an ideal rock garden plant.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:Alpine catchfly