A charming compact growing plant with soft tiny needle like evergreen foilage. Masses of brightly coloured flowers smother these plants over along period from early winter into spring. Most are tight bun shaped in habit but some varieties have a gentle spreading habit. Best in a sunny well drained aspect. Well suited to container gardens but also very useful in costal gardens, rockeries etc. Colours vary from white to pink, purple to reds in all varying shades.