We think highly of this little plant - it arises slowly from buds in early spring and develops wonderful, blue-grey fleshy foliage in neat little clumps. It flowers later in summer with large heads (very large for the size of plant carrying them) of rosy-pink flowers, much visited by the bees, butterflies and other insect life.
Grows to about 7cm (3") high at most. It is small and compact enough to look good in a trough or in a sunny crevice on a rock garden. Tidying away the faded flower stems in late autumn will allow the spring foliage to emerge uncluttered.