Some plants are just plain tough. Primula vulgaris ssp. sibthorpii definitely qualifies as a real trooper. It is blooming today despite a very cold December with single digits temperatures. A little later it will cover itself with blossoms.
A few of my Primula hybrids:-
in Devon, UK Zone 9b
I do like the more delicate coloring on yours, David.
The stark, gaudy ones never interested me.
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Thanks Rick, more to come when I have time to post them.
Some more Primulas:-
Quite a collection, David!
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
A few more:-
I have no favorites, I like them all :-)
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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Primula marginata today.
53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !
I have that one too, Ron, but yours is more floriferous! (It is finished now of course)
Here are two from today with promising flower buds. Both are from seed sown last year.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm