This charming member of the Saxifrage family has deep green, notched and lobed, rounded basal leaves. Pale Yellow-green flowers open, each bonnet-shaped calyx being cream coloured and trimmed with five tiny pure white petals that are lobed or fringed. Found on the Pacific coast of USA and Canada, it is clump-forming, spreading by rhizomes, but is not invasive.
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 Coralbells