This very choice, low-growing, cushion or mound forming rounded shrub is covered with bright cherry red tubular or funnel-shaped flowers, which have white-woolly hairs inside. In the wild it grows in rocky outcrops at mid to high elevations at the northern edge of its range in southern Oregon, the mountains of northern California and Nevada.
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:Mountain Pride