This selection is a good choice for the partially shaded rock garden, wall garden or scree. Plants form a low cushion or mound of bright green leaves, bearing short stems of upfacing, cup-shaped bright or soft-purple flowers in spring. Requires a cool, moist location. Dislikes drought and hot humid summer weather. Trim lightly after blooming to remove the flower stems. Adapts well to growing in clay pots or alpine troughs. A light top-dressing of sand right after flowering will help to keep the clumps tight and free from root-rot.