Found on grassland, on slopes and broad leaved, mixed and yew woodland.
Prefers calcerous, free draining and open textured soil, in a position in full sun.
By seed in the late winter. If growing outdoors, make sure the soil is well dug and friable, and keep the seedling area free from weeds, as this plant does poorly with competition.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Watch out for rust and flea beetles.