Originally found in former Yugoslavia, Mount Galicica above Lake Ohrid. It grows in a very windswept, alpine environment which keeps it very dwarf and almost stunted. When grown in horticulture, this form (once called “ohridense“) grows strongly and performs very well. This is a much more obviously tessellated form, keeping its characters when grown from close-pollinated seed and, of course, when grown on from the small stolons that this selection sometimes produces.
An excellent garden plant, tolerant of summer water and easily grown outside in a well-drained site, preferably enriched with some humus matter .