Native Region: Alaska, British Columbia and Washington state
Zone Range: 05-08
Preferred Climate: arctic tundra, alpine
Harvest Date: Tuesday 21 August, 2012
Seed count: 50-60
Tufted hairy perennial reaching 12 inches tall from short, thick woody rhizomes. It has ternate leaves, with leathery leaflets, woolly below and coarsely toothed on the upper half. Produces open, 5-petalled yellow flowers from July to September. Attracts beneficial insects such as hover flies and parasitic mini-wasps. Suitable for alpine or rock gardens.
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed in autumn into pots using standard soil-less seed compost, either peat or peat substitute. Cover with perlite or vermiculite and place in a cold frame. Germination takes 1-6 months. OR
Sow seed in spring into pots using standard soil-less seed compost, either peat or peat substitute. Cover with perlite or vermiculite and place under protection at 20 degrees Celsius. Germination takes 6-10 days.Grow in poor, gritty, sharply-drained soil in full sun.