More primulas are hitting their stride.-- Primula denticulata-- Primula elatior-- Primula kisoana
It's interesting that I have both a pin and a thrum form of the pink P. kisoana. The thrum form blooms earlier and is slightly darker than the pin form. The white form that I have is a thrum and is blooming now too.
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8
Nice! If I am lucky I will see my first primula in flower next week.
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
I don't know if the smaller Primulas in Section Auriculastrum are popular, or indeed available, in the USA but in the UK and Ireland they are very popular indeed particularly within the "Showing" community. The ones I'm thinking of particularly are P. marginata, P. allionii and the hybrids of them, and P x pubescens. Many specialize in them, many think they all look the same and hate them. On the basis that a picture is worth a thousand words (Jimmy Webb thought so!) here are a few for you to consider.
Primula x pubescens 'Henry Hall'P. 'Lindum Moonlight'P. 'Lindum Wedgewood'
The Lindum series, probably allionii hybrids, were bred in Lincoln (England), Lindum being the Roman name for Lincoln.
in Devon, UK Zone 9b
A few more:-
Primula 'Lindum Malcolms Mate'P. marginata 'Drake's Blue'P. allionii 'Jackie Richards'P. allionii 'Stradbrook Variegated'P. allionii 'Sapphire'
... and yet more!
Primula 'Broadwell Milkmaid'P. 'Eden Blue Star' a border auricula-good in the open garden
A few pics, of variable quality, of Primula vulgaris forms in my garden:-
P. 'Ingram's Blue'P. juliae (bought as but isn't!)P. 'Maisie Michael'P. 'Snowcushion'
and to finish a selection of self sown hybrid Primroses from my garden to which my juliae but isn't has contributed greatly
Nice bit of colour Claire and David.
Here's Primula maximowiczii from seed --flowering late it doesn't appear that it will form a longer stem---what a colour. :-* :-*
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover
Wow! I love that red of P. maximowiczii. I have only flowered it once and the color didn't match yours. I have a pot of seedlings and hopes for this year.
David, nice plants! Primula is one of my favorite genera!
Dave, that colour is magnifique!
Not the first one to show in the spring but definitely welcome! Although the frost has gone the warmth hasn't arrived so the plants develop rather slowly. It is possibly a Primula denticulata.