A super little alpine forming dense, congested mats of little green leaves, oak-shaped and each with a silvery reverse. Evergreen, or nearly so. Charming white flowers about an inch across, eight-petalled and with central yellow stamens appear mainly in early summer then occasionally until autumn. The flowers are followed by attractive fluffy seed heads. Only 5cm (2") high and perfect in a stone trough or creeping over a stone on the rock garden.
Dryas octopetala is our native Mountain Avens found on calcareous (limestone) grassland and this is probably a dwarf natural variety of that plant.
In many ways similar to Dryas x suendermanni which we also offer but Dryas tenella is tiny in comparison. It's a gem.