A rainy day, time to post the past month’s pictures. (I’ll come back later and write some captions.)
Dodecatheon pulchellum (or Primula pauciflora, if you like) in a corner of the alpine pan, in bud and, not long after, in bloom .
Two little Androsaces in the alpine trough: Androsace carnea and Douglasia montana (a North American Androsace). Both are easy from seed, and A. carnea is a great self-sower.
Primula veris (cowslips) under rose bushes.
Primula elatior (oxlip) in the “valley” of the alpine bed: a small pale yellow form and purple subspecies meyeri.
On one of the “mountains” in the alpine bed, Primula hirsuta, P. x forsteri, P. latifolia, and P. marginata ‘Herb Dickson. ‘
On the same mountain, and from the same pot, identical in bud and presumed to be pieces of the same plant, what appear to be a P marginata x latifolia and, behind it, a small-flowered P marginata (or I don’t know what).
A new plant grown from seed out of the P. hirsuta above. A hybrid, obviously. It will be interesting to see what it grows into.
The seed that grew into this plant, also flowering for the first time, came from a Primula villosa.
In the peat bed, the Primula denticulatas, as usual, are first to burst forth.
Primula frondosa is thriving in the alpine trough. Plants in the open garden aren’t doing so well.
New Barnhaven primroses under the apple tree
Finally, the auriculas: