With the dearth of winter-blooming plants here in the Northwest, gardeners can’t help but feel grateful for the arrival of primroses to the cool-season lineup. Currently available in cheery jewel-toned colors, including pink, yellow, blue, and red, plus bright white, these specimens — known as Primula acaulis — are just the thing for enlivening beds, borders and containers. Take special note of the yellow varieties — their fragrance is intoxicating!
Also available are double-blooming Primlets™, above right, which are offered in several vibrant colors, and whose blooms resemble tiny rosebuds. Some of these have a mild, pleasant fragrance, as well.
You can plant great colorful masses of primroses in your beds to help beat the winter blues. Or add some to mixed pots to make them “pop”. Some container companions for primroses include evergreen ferns, periwinkle, coral bells, grasses and more. If you need assistance in putting together a classy and/or cheerful display, our talented container design specialist is here to help.
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