This gorgeous extremely dwarf plant forms clusters of small rosettes of tiny leaves and short leafy stems bearing clusters of small, pale purplish-pink, fragrant flowers all spring and summer long. Superb when naturalised, especially in cracks in walls or rockeries.
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:Fairy Foxglove, Alpine balsam, Jewel flower, Liver balsam