Another Perfect Plant: Japanese Primrose

Japanese primroses are an easy, showy addition to any shade, wet space in your garden. Primula japonica is part of the larger section of the Primula genus called the "candelabra types." These "candelabra type" primroses are so-called because their beautiful blooms are held about 12-18" above the foliage. Native to Japan, the flowers come in a narrow range of hues from white to red. Some notable cultivates include "Miller's Crimson" and "Postford White."

Primula japonica like to be wet and perform best alongside shady streams where there is plenty of access to moisture and some afternoon shade. Given proper conditions, they will spread to form clumps and can be easily divided when necessary.

More information at:
Pacific Horticulture
Pacific Northwest Plants

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Frustrated Gardener

Paul Cady

Paul is a landscape designer with a professional background in public horticulture. His years of experience maintaining both public and private gardens provide an informed perspective on choosing, arranging, and placing plants in the landscape. He is committed to creating landscapes that will survive and thrive over time through making informed plant choices and developing written landscape management plans.