From the high mountains of central and eastern Europe comes this rare alpine gem which makes a compact cushion of small silver-grey leaves supporting numerous bright yellow flowers. It will make an ideal subject for a well-drained dry scree, rockery, or alpine house.
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.