An attractive newcomer from the South African mountains. You can safely challenge almost anyone to name even the family of this delightful plant which resembles an (impossible!) cross between a snapdragon and a corydalis. Sprays of orange-blotched cream flowers produce a perfect combination with the delicate fern-like leaves.
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.