A very tight, condensed form making small, compact mats of clasped leaves in a light/mid-green colour. Masses of small, rose-pink flowers in early spring. 3cm (1") high. Ideal in a stone sink or trough.
Slow growing and the last of all our Sax. oppositifolia cultivars to flower. Very hardy as you can see here, flowering undamaged through the melting snow.
Like many cultivars of Sax. oppositifolia, this one is simply named after where is was collected in the wild - in this case the wild, wind-swept cliffs of St. Kilda, those famous islands west of the Hebrides in the Atlantic Ocean. The evacuation of the entire population of the islands is a fascinating story.