The first year sees an unimpressive little green cushion which miraculously grows bigger and bigger all autumn. In late winter hundreds of buds swell, on prostrate, extending, radiating stems heralding a long early spring display of countless primrose yellow blossoms when very little else is yet in flower.
For best results, seeds are sown directly into the ground where required in the spring. Alternatively, sow in late winter/early spring in gentle warmth, 15-20 degrees C. Prick out into small 3 inch or 7 cm. pots and plant in final position when the plants are established.