A beautiful little alpine for a special place, this grows as little tufts forming a mat of silvery grey leaves covered with little silky hairs. The large (3cm across), attractively shaped flowers are held on short stems just above the foliage in summer. It's a gorgeous combination, especially when it shines in the sunlight.
Deserves a special place on the rock garden or in a trough with a gritty, free-draining soil. No more than 5cm (2") high.