50+ seeds per packet.
A lovely perennial plant that is native to the mountain grasslands of NW Yunnan, China. Rosettes of long, strap-like, succulent foliage and stems carry sprays of bright purple-pink flowers. Flowering May to June. Height 80 cm. Sun to part shade in moist but well-drained soil.
Sow from March to June. Cover seed thinly, press in gently and keep top of compost from drying out. Keep pot warm at 15 to 20°C until germination, then move to somewhere cooler.
Carefully prick out seedlings when they have developed true leaves and are large enough to transplant to individual pots to grow on.