Sticky Mountain Daisy
A cushion-forming alpine Celmisia in the daisy and sunflower family (Asteraceae), found in high elevation grassland or on rocky slopes on the South Island of New Zealand. It forms a low subshrub or large mat of small rosettes with short, rigid, recurved, silvery leaves that are longitudinally ribbed and sticky. The daisy-like flowers are held on short stalks. In cultivation it likes the same conditions as other New Zealand alpines; it does best in a sunny spot on moist but well drained soil in a cool temperate climate. It dislikes heat and humidity. Seeds may benefit from cold stratification for up to 3 months.