Border Primrose

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It’s only the end of February and this yellow primrose is already emerging from the snow. As most of my plants, it didn’t come from a greenhouse. After years of trial and error, I found that the best way to get plants in our climate is to ask neighbours and friends. The Edmonton Horticultural Society https://edmontonhort.com/ is another great source; they put on two plant sales a year in a parking lot. This little orphan primrose was one of the last plants left at the end of the day. Nobody wanted it so I got it for free. Needless to say it has been thriving.

Primula pubescens is extremely hardy. According to some sources it grows in zones 2 – 9. Mine was planted on the north side of the house with no direct sunlight and so far seems to be thriving. It is the first green plant in the early spring/late winter garden. 

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