Bear's Ear Sanicle is a small genus of some nine species and close to Primula (Primroses), yet a rarely offered. These small perennials grow in moist humus rich rock crevices in mountainous areas from the Alps to the Himalaya and N Japan. They are easily grown in any humus rich, leafy and slightly moist soil in partial shade. Will readily start to flower in spring to early summer one year after sowing.
Sow seed on top of any humus rich, leafy soil in partial shade. Do not cover seeds and keep soil always slightly moist from beneath. As in most species of the family Primulaceae, Cortusa seed usually require a cooling period (i.e. winter) before germination may occur (in late spring). Transplant seedlings in early summer through autumn, or as soon as they are strong enough.
All are USDA Climate Zone 6.
40 seeds per package.