These exotic mountains spawn giant, 10-foot lilies, exquisite primulas
and jewel- like gentians.
Arrange pots of polyanthus with frost-sensitive varieties of Primula
obconica and Primula
malacoides, to brighten up windowsills indoors.
allionii may react badly to soggy conditions during the winter so they need to be kept under glass, or have a roof made over it, using a sheet of glass.
There are hundreds of primulas
to choose from, but they have one thing in common - they all have class.
B Our native primrose has been used to parent an astonishing range of polyanthus and primulas
of every shape, size and colour
Expert tip: With more than 500 species and hybrid varieties it's no wonder that primulas
are so collectable.
are easy to grow Pictures: GARDEN PICTURE LIBRARY
EXPERT TIP Best treated as temporary plants and discarded after flowering, primulas
are an excellent choice for injecting colour into a display of greenery.
and cheeky-faced violas are the jewels of the spring garden.
Remember you can become allergic to anything at any time, even if you've been cultivating primulas
This illustrated guide for general readers extolls the benefits and beauty of primulas
and gives information on growing and propagating them.
It's probably because Primula
sinensis, or the Chinese primrose, is one of the primulas
which used to cause an allergic reaction on the skin.
really look best in a naturalistic setting but they can be used formally too.
And candelabra primulas
are also bursting with colour in early summer, in a vast range of colours.
At this time of year, primulas
and winter pansies will look great.