Common name: Eunomia subulata, stone cress
Plant Classification: Hardy perennial
Minimum Height: 8 cm
Maximum Height: 10 cm
Spays of fragrant, pale rose coloured flowers open in earliest spring on this lovely alpine plant which is ideal for a trough or alpine rock garden. In the wild, in Western Turkey where it is found up to 2000m altitude, it loves rocky, sunny crevices.
Sowing advice: 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.