Derived from the Italian primaverola, the name of this genus pays homage to the way its often early blossoms welcome spring. Many of the more than 400 species are at home in the moist climates of England, New Zealand and the Pacific Coast. The selections we offer are cold-hardy, yet will need ample water in warmer locales. Lovely planted en masse, Primroses are ideal for woodland gardens, damp borders, by a pond or streamside.
Parented by Primula bulleyana and Primula beesiana, this exceptional Primula possesses the best traits of both parents. Hoisted atop tall upright leafless stems, the tiered tightknit whorls showcase salver-shaped flowers unfurling in gorgeous hues that range from salmon-apricot to terracotta, but occasionally include cream, rose and lavender shades. The perfect-for-cutting candelabra-like blooms plus vigorous medium green basal rosette thrive in cool well-drained adequately-moist sites, but pout in summer heat and southeastern humidity.
Size: 18" – 2' 0" high x 12" – 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Primula elatior ‘Victorian Gold Lace Black’
- Primula beesiana
- Primula bulleyana
- Primula capitata ssp. mooreana
- Primula capitata ‘Salvana’
- Primula cockburniana
- 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 polyanthus ‘Francesca’
- Primula polyneura
- Primula rosea ‘Gigas’
- Primula vialii
- Primula vulgaris ssp. sibthorpii
- Primula vulgaris ‘Double Lilac’
- Primula vulgaris ‘Sunshine Susie’
- Primula waltonii