Discussion continued from the Alpines July 2012 thread, here:
Oh, why do I garden Cliff! What magnificent scenery. So I must have ovina; like the sound of divina.
This plant is one I have tried growing several times unsuccessfully - Bolax gummifer. I have it now in a slightly shaded narrow scree (pure gritty sand) alongside a raised bed, where it seems to be settling down. I love the foliage and it must be one of the most attractive alpine umbels.