Many years ago, this species was known only as a few cherished (and often not very healthy) specimens in the hands of a few collectors. It was a small gene pool which seemed to seldom set seed. Then Manfred Koenen, from Bonn Botanic Gardens, managed to visit Libya and introduce new genetic material. With this new input, the species became both obtainable and growable!
Large, pale-pink, highly-scented flowers over superb, angular, silver-splashed leaves. Flowering from July to Sept.
Too tender to be grown outside but a superb alpine house plant.
Due to CITES permit costs of approx. £60 per item imposed by the UK Government these are not available for customers in Norway, Switzerland, USA, etc.