Larger in all of its parts than Cortusa matthioli, this rarely-offered, vigorous herbaceous perennial has light green rounded scalloped leaves, which make dense clumps in a relatively short time. Borne on slender stems reaching a height of more than 12 inches, the rich purple-pink, pendulous, bell-like flowers are clustered, often densely, at the top, usually hanging from one side. Very few seeds collected.
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.
Packet Content:15 (Approx)