Home to the dry mountains of North Africa and the Mediterranean islands, this pretty plant will survive in the harshest of conditions, where it will make a small spreading dome of thin pointed leaves with numerous relatively large, yellow-eyed, starry white flowers. Perfect for a dry rockery or scree or even a large pot in the 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.
Common name:Mountain sandwort