Thursday, April 21, 2011

Primula sieboldii 'White Snowflake' and 'Smooch'

Hey, they're like peonies only with less variability of flower shape; they come in the same three colors: pink, red, and white. Where do all those varieties come from!? Still they're wonderful little additions to the woodland garden. Here in Washington the hot humid summers severely limit our selection of Primulas. For us, the sieboldii cultivars go dormant when it gets hot but I read that with cooler summers and more constant moisture, they remain green through the fall.

There were a few relatively young plants in the garden when two years ago and we added about 6 cultivars last year. Plus I've begun to divide some of the older plants. It's a nice effect.

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