The candelabra primrose is a spectacular addition to the spring garden, and thrives in those damp, shady areas that tend to lack colour.
Looking very much like a chunky primrose while its leaves are growing, the spectacular tiered blooms rise above the rosette of lettuce-like leaves, looking just like a colourful candelabra.
Easy to grow and very low maintenance, plants self-seed easily so you'll soon get a good sized clump of different colours which look spectacular when growing together among ferns or in a vase as a cut flower.
Supplied as 6 x jumbo plug plants in 2 different varieties (3 of each type), ready to pot up and grow on for a few weeks before planting out into their final growing positions.
The delightful Japanese Primrose (primula japonica 'Millers Crimson' AGM) is one of the best primulas around and makes the perfect plant for a moist, shady spot. It forms a rosette of bright green leaves with candelabra blooms of crimson-red, in spring and early summer. H60cm x W30cm. Flowers May - June.
This Candelabra Primrose (Primula beesiana 'pink' AGM) loves damp shady places and thrives in deep rich soil. It'll soon establish into a large clump and give a spectacular springtime display of bright violet-pink blooms with yellow eyes. On warm days emerging bees and butterflies love these flowers. H90cm x W60cm. Flowers May - June.