Description and general information
Draba polytricha is a low (5 cm) bun-forming alpine with tiny rosettes of fuzzy, grey-green foliage and numerous thin stems topped with small clusters of yellow flowers. This species is native to the alpine regions of Turkey. It is considered hardy from zones 5 through 7.
This species requires sharp drainage, especially in winter. It perfomrs best under alpine house conditions. It requires full sun and appreciates alkaline soil.
Winter-spring, from February in the south to May in the north.
Ontario Rock Garden Society states to sow their seeds at 20 C for 3 months followed by 4 C for another 3 months. Personal experience achieved germination by simply stratifying seeds for 8 weeks at 2-4 C.
Plant is tap-rooted so division is not practiced.
Not generally practiced as the rosettes are essentially stemless.