Gaze into my facets
Gleaming in the light
Reflecting to the world
My Goodness at its height
(part of a poem by Michele Young)
This 20-50cm plant originates from high altitude mountains like the Alps and the Balkan mountain ranges and normally flower on rocky grounds rich in chalk. The flowers are used by pharmaceuticals to produce medicinal aromatic essential oil called Zdravec oil (of Bulgarian invention).
These reside in our garden, which has lucious black earth full of natural nutrients and lots of water. Quite different, but these beautiful flowers like it in our garden. As do we.