Primula auricula mixed colours
- I first grew these from seed in the first year of the nursery, attracted by their exquisite delicate looking flowers. I really didn't realise how tough they were, surviving all the weather being at 1,000 feet up in the Peak District can throw at them for the last 25 years! They make distinctive cabbage-like clumps of foliage which, in spring, are topped by upright stems with dancing heads of circular flowers in bold colours. Best in a rock garden or front of a border grown in groups in the shade of rocks or shrubby rock plants’, but they also thrive in humus-rich, well-drained woodland borders in light dappled shade. They’re also ideal for growing in containers. Ht and S 20cm.