PRIMULA SIEBOLDII JAPANESE PRIMROSE
THIS Japanese native is one of the most elegant primroses. Sprays of delicate, lacy flowers in pastel hues are held on 20cm to 30cm stems above attractive lobed leaves. Each bloom has five heart-shaped petals. If rhododendrons thrive in your soil, Japanese primroses will too, provided they stay moist all summer. There are dozens of named varieties. Especially beautiful ones include Pink Laced and the violet-blue Sinnkirou. You can find more details at specialist nurseries such as farmyardnurseries.co.uk and pennysprimulas.co.uk.