Recommended for Scottish Gardens
Most primulas are tough, easy to grow perennials.
So called candelabra primulas are named as such because they flower in whorls (circles) of flowers on a strong stem:
- Primula pulverulenta is a vigorous example with a preference for moist, even boggy soil. (Grows to approximately 60cm (24″).
- Similarly Primula japonica – there are numerous named hybrids of varying colours, for example Primula japonica Appleblossom, Primula japonica Miller’s Crimson, Primula japonica Postford White – all have a preference for a moist shady places but are easy to grow.
Other examples of Primulas include:
- Primula beesiana (candelabra type)
- Primula bulleyana (candelabra type)
- Primula denticulata (drumstick type)
- Primula vialii (distinctive flower heads – do not like hot dry gardens!)
For a list of reliable plants to grow in Scotland follow the link.