What’s with the pink flowering native primroses? Spotted, this morning, alongside deep cerise pink drumstick primulas, I initially wondered if I was seeing a new primula species. A fun and exciting thought for a while!
Being realistic, I suspected this wasn’t likely so set about the world of Google searches. I asked on twitter too. It appears that in the wild there can be natural colour variances in native primroses, although the images I found looked much lighter in colour than my one below. Can anyone confirm that this what I have flowering in my garden? Oh… I love its deep pink stems.
It’s fair to say the (not planted by me) pink flowering primrose above is a pleasant addition to the native primroses (Primula vulgaris) that I grew from seed a good few years back and have lifted, divided and spread around my garden. Flowering their little hearts out around the mossy rocks edging my tiny pond they add so much to this partially shaded border especially when the wind picks up their heads and they bob about.
Oh yes… and the best part… bees are enjoying the en masse carpet of food too! I’ve seen quite a few feeding along this low nectar bar. How pretty it looks from my window… oh dear me… this gardenwatching lark is such a tedious thing to be doing 😉
This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in May 2013.