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:-
I do like the more delicate coloring on yours, David.
The stark, gaudy ones never interested me.
Thanks Rick, more to come when I have time to post them.
Some more Primulas:-
Quite a collection, David!
A few more:-
I have no favorites, I like them all :-)
Primula marginata today.
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.
P. palmata was glorious in Sichuan when I saw it there years ago. It was growing under pine trees and covered the slopes. I've never had luck with seed exchange seeds, so I'm pleased when someone else can grow it!
I was so fortunate as to be able to buy it at the CRAGS plant sale from Pam Eveleigh a couple of years ago. It seems to like it reasonably well in that shady spot where the leaves collect from the pink flowering crabapple (though more flowers would be nice, needless to say).
That's an interesting one, Lori. Seems it is a woodland species?
The two most interesting here at the moment are Primula vialii and flaccida. Now the flowers have opened properly.