Saturday, March 22, 2008

Plant Pick for March: Primula hybrid 'Gold Lace'

I first saw this hybrid about two years ago and had to add it to my garden immediately!

Primula 'Gold Lace' became popular with English florists in the mid 1700's. It later fell out of favor and was becoming extremely rare until its recent resurgence in popularity.

The flowers of this primula seem to jump out from the shaded under-story to catch your eye without dominating the space. The color of the flower is a satiny deep red almost black out-lined in vivid gold surrounding a golden center.

I like to place this little gem in small groupings in shaded areas near enough to a path to draw the eye.

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