|A long-time favorite, these miniature floral bouquets in a rainbow of colors are signs of spring. Excellent for bedding, edging and containers, they are especially effective with spring blooming bulbs. Many long-blooming, large-flowered varieties are available which provide instant color in late winter through spring. Most are short-lived perennials, replanted with summer-blooming annuals. Attract butterflies. Easy to grow in partial shade, and moist, humus-rich soil. Dislike winter dampness and summer heat. Start by seed or division. Watch for red spider mites.
A most unusual perennial type. The ends of the pointy flower spikes have unopened brick-red flowers at the top, while the opened flowers below are lilac. It seldom lives longer than 1 or 2 years.
Attributes - Primula vialii
Plant Type: Biennial
Bloom Season: Late Spring through Mid Summer
Flower Color: Blue, Lavender, Purple, Red
Height: 1 ft. to 1 ft. 6 in.
Width: 1 ft.
Sunlight: Partial Sun, Shade
Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Showy Flowers.