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perennial, evergreen, scented/aromatic
growth rate: slow
growth habit: mounding
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Spring
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 8
Cushion-forming alpine with dense rosettes of softly-hairy, grey-green leaves, white or creamy felted underneath and with curled back edges. Numerous stemless, scented, bright yellow flowers in early spring.
Very sharply drained, gritty soil or on tufa. Protect from excessive wet, keeping top growth dry. Use a grit layer below the foliage and water from below if possible. Probably best grown in an alpine house. Provide good light and ventilation.
From seed or single rosettes as cuttings.
Alpine gardens, troughs or containers.
Found on mountain cliffs of Northern Iran.