When in bloom, Primula vialii is easy to distinguish from other primroses. Its stout stalk is crowded with hundreds of tiny flowers of red calyces and blue-violet corollas. Flowering from June into July, the flowers are tightly packed on the stem and have a bottle brush appearance. This primrose has distinctive flowers, unlike any other in the genus. It's rare to find this plant in its native haunts, as it comes close, if not already, to being an endangered species. Use for borders, cut flowers and in containers.
Hardiness Zone: 5-9. Height: 20"+ Full or Part Shade
Other Names: Primula littoniana, Primula viali, Orchid Primrose