This unique dwarf plant makes a bun of greenish-grey leaves studded with dazzling yellow flowers and is reputedly not the easiest to grow. It is probably best in an alpine house or on a protected scree. One of the rarest plants in Europe, this gem is known as a relict species, the entire world population living on a protected four hectare spot about 20 miles north of Budapest.
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.
Classification:Half hardy perennial
Packet Content:6 (Approx)