My new best friend: P. cortusoides

northspruce(z3a MB CDA)June 6, 2009

I just want to rave about how much I love Primula cortusoides. Thanks Pudge & Sharon for recommending them (and probably sending me the seeds, though I can't remember). They are so bright and healthy-looking in my shade garden, and I'm going to be collecting more seeds to hopefully make a carpet of them.

I think they're my favourite perennial this year.

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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

    Bookmark   June 6, 2009 at 10:01PM
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debbiecz3(z3MB)

This is one of my favourite plants! It was recommended by a member of our garden club and I just love it. Right now it is blooming nearby an ornamental crab with the same color flowers and it looks just spectacular. I would recommend this plant to anyone!

    Bookmark   June 6, 2009 at 10:54PM
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Pudge 2b

They look good, Gil. They'll self-sow, too.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2009 at 12:44AM
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Ginny McLean_Petite_Garden

Hey Pudge, where do I find this beautiful little plant?

Ginny

    Bookmark   June 7, 2009 at 12:47AM
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explorer_mb(z1b MB Canada)

Those are so cute... very bright and cheerful for a shady spot... would love to try and grow some of those...

Rob

    Bookmark   June 7, 2009 at 1:37AM
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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

I need some too! Gil is going to save seeds this year, isn't she? :)

    Bookmark   June 7, 2009 at 9:55PM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

Of course I will! I have a few spare seeds but they are from 2005 so I will see if I can germinate them myself and collect new seeds for friends.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2009 at 10:17PM
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shazam_z3

Primula aricula is one of my favourite perennials. Love the succulent like leaves.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2009 at 9:32PM
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northspruce(z3a MB CDA)

P. auricula is not *quite* hardy here. There was one planted by the previous owners when I moved here 3 years ago, and it never had more than 3 leaves although it did manage to bloom last spring. This spring it was completely gone. I like them too though, even as an indoor pot plant.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2009 at 9:47PM
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