This tuberous species is sending up golden flowers in the Mountains House.
Belonging to the berberis family (Berberidaceae) the genus Gymnospermium comprises four species of tuberous perennials from Europe and Asia. All have divided, pinnately lobed, fern-like foliage and carry their six-petalled flowers in terminal racemes. In cultivation all enjoy an unheated alpine house or a well-drained site in full sun in the garden, and protection from excessive moisture. A snow-melt plant of scrub and rocky hillsides of southern Europe and central Asia, G. albertii has a short flowering period, and quickly dies back after flowering.