Primula capitata ssp. mooreana
Blooming from Spring thruat least mid-Summerhere along our Pacific coast, this super easy to grow Primrose has shot to the top of our shade “must have list”. Not only that, we love its fascinating deep purple tubular blooms held so densely in stacked whorls atop 12-14” stems. And an extra bonus for us Primula aficionados – its whorls, stems, and leaf undersides are frosted with silvery-white “farina”. Oh yeah! Native to Tibet + Southwestern China, this long blooming perennial wonder makes neat, dense foliar clumps to 10” across and like rich, moist soil and part to bright shade. Grow it in the garden or in a pot by your front steps for a perfect purple “pick-me-up” when you return home each day. Deciduous in Winter.