Derived from the Italian primaverola, the name of this genus pays homage to the way its early blossoms welcome the spring. Many of the more than 400 species are at home in the moist climates of England, New Zealand and the Pacific Coast. The species we offer are cold hardy but can do well in warmer climates so long as they have ample soil moisture. Lovely in drifts, try planting them in a woodland garden, by a pond or streamside.
Lounging in damp alpine meadows and alongside the rivers of southwestern Sichuan, this AGM winner touts fiery hued flowers coupled with a dainty demeanor. Pillowed by whitish farina-coated stems, open flower heads hold burnt tangerine and copper-colored blooms above a finely toothed medium green basal clump that’s not especially long-lived, though it effortlessly reseeds to ensure future generations. Its floral brilliance deserves a front row seat in well-drained borders or easily viewed patio containers.
Size: 12" – 15" high x 10" wide.
Hardy to zone 5.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Primula beesiana
- Primula bulleyana
- Primula capitata ssp. mooreana
- Primula capitata ‘Salvana’
- Primula denticulata var. Alba
- Primula denticulata ‘Blue Selection’
- Primula ‘Dunbeg’
- Primula elatior x ‘Silver Lace Purple’
- Primula elatior ‘Victoriana Gold Lace Red’
- Primula ‘Elizabeth Killelay’
- Primula florindae
- Primula marginata ‘Mauve Mist’
- Primula x polyantha ‘Dawn Ansell’
- Primula polyneura
- Primula rosea ‘Gigas’
- Primula vialii
- Primula vulgaris ‘Double Lilac’
- Primula waltonii