Primula

Primroses are a huge, diverse genus, one of the very few groups of hardy perennials that can boast flowers in every color of the rainbow. Far too many people only know the ones with huge flowers in bright primary colors that show up in the grocery store and miss out on all the fun to be had with this genus. Many of the species prefer cool, moist conditions, but there are quite a few that can take heat and dry either by going dormant in the summer, or just growing and even sometimes blooming right through the heat the way the allionii, auriculas, and xpubescens do.



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Primula allionii 'Bill Martin'

Primula allionii 'Bill Martin'

A strong growing clone from Marion Jarvie, it is free flowering and multiplies rapidly.____ZONE 5
$8.00

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Primula allionii 'Hemswell Blush'

Primula allionii 'Hemswell Blush'

P. allionii x P. x 'Blairside yellow' a compact easy hybrid from Martin's Nest Nurseries, pink flowered with a yellow eye.____ZONE 5
$8.00

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Primula allionii 'Pear Drop'

Primula allionii 'Pear Drop'

P. allionii x Auricula 'Old Red Dusty Miller' x P. allionii, an unusual cross with rich reddish pink flowers with a yellow eye on nice dwarf plants, definitely different.____ZONE 5
$8.00

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Primula allionii 'Warfedale Butterfly'

Primula allionii 'Warfedale Butterfly'

With the crystalline diaphanous look Primula allionii is so famous for, the pinkish flowers morph to white in the center.____ZONE 5
$8.00

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Primula cortusoides

Primula cortusoides

Sitting at the head of it's section this is a lovely deciduous woodland primula that is broadly distributed in Asia, the umbels of pink flowers have been appreciated in shady gardens since 1794; essentially self sterile it requires both Pin and thrum forms to produce viable seed.
$8.00

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Primula elatior (polyantha) 'Gold Laced'

Primula elatior (polyantha) 'Gold Laced'

Popular since Victorian times the picotee forms never fail to attract attention, we never seem to list it because it's always sold out by catalog time. If you are going to grow plants in the vulgaris section, these are hard to beat. I've left quite a trail of these in the various places I've gardened and I keep meaning to stick a few in our current gardens but never seem to get around to it.
$8.00

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Primula elatior Wild Form

Primula elatior Wild Form

The well-known British Oxlip, easy and attractive. Almost everything grown under this name turns out to be some sort of hybrid but this is from wild collected seed. Upright stems with clusters of nodding, soft yellow trumpet, it is very fragrant and flowers nod to one side, flowers mid-spring held above a rosette of bright green leaves.
$8.00

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Primula kisoana mixed colors

Primula kisoana mixed colors

This woodland species from Japan is very late flowering. The round, scalloped leaves with their felt-like texture lay out an inviting carpet for the funnel-shaped glowing lavender-rose flowers. It runs in our shady woodland garden and in the right site it can verge on weedy, but a more attractive weed is hard to imagine. Fickle it is as well as large patches can vanish to a few scraps without warning. Perhaps my favorite woodland Primula.____ZONE 5
$12.00

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Primula marginata 'Holden Clough x P. allionii'

Primula marginata 'Holden Clough x P. allionii'

One of the best marginata hybrids, I'm surprised that breeders do not use marginata more frequently, it has fantastic foliage and crosses rather easily with other plants in the auricula section.____ZONE 4
$12.00

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Primula minima

Primula minima

Mojmir's collections from the Bucegi Mtns in Romania at 2300m minima is the smallest member of the auricula section it can form yard wide mats in the wild, the pink flowers nearly as large as the rosettes, in cultivation it tends to be finicky, I can't imagine a yard wide patch, I'd be happy if it would fill a pot.____ZONE 5
$8.00

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