The eye-catching circular flowers of Primula
auriculas come in orange, plum, purple and golden yellow with contrasting bright eyes.
In the wild, most primulas
live within earshot of running water.
'Wanda' has been around for decades and, despite being one of the most familiar of all the primula
hybrids, it is one of the most special.
are wonderful plants for damp borders and look best when grown in bold drifts in the boggy soil surrounding ponds.
Q I HAVE a small patch of drumstick primula
around my pond that I'd like to extend.
The flowers of the pretty, lightly-fragrant Primula
obconica have a green eye and come in shades of blue and lilac, white, apricot and pale orange plus red, pink and crimson and bring cheer to houseplant displays during the late winter and spring months.
POT LUCK: Violas (above) and primulas
(left) add a splash of colour to spring containers
Your rash could be caused by an allergy to primulas
I remember my grandfather growing a beautiful primula
as a house plant when I was a boy, it was called Primula
Black Jack under the crimson-backed leaves of rheum Ace of Hearts with red-eyed Euphorbia martinii in the background.
do this, they have a tendency to produce a lot more colours.
In summer you can then replace the primulas
and pansies with geraniums and fuchsias and a bit of fresh plant food.