Looking for something new for the shade? Primroses are back in more brilliant shades than ever. I chuckle when I see the catalogs originating from the east coast offering these beauties for sale at prices befitting tulipmania. Here English primroses are a cool season staple. By planting these little jewels early you can enjoy months and months of blooms.
Primula Fantastique is a new cultivar with exquisite richly colored flowers feathered at each tip with a contrasting shade. Super Nova and Rosanna are also new introductions that have to be seen to fully appreciate the brilliant additions they will make to your shady borders. Add some new color to your garden. You’ll be glad you did.
Originally posted 2008-08-29 16:21:00.