Category Archives: Blooming

Helleborus x hybridus ‘Winter Jewels Seed Strain’

Helleborus x hybridus 'Winter Jewels'

Through my work as a nursery buyer I was able to visit Marietta and Ernie at their small exclusive nursery near Eugene, Oregon, where Marietta breeds and selects these beautiful plants. Each one is different and they are profoundly irresistable. I’ve added many to my collection over the years. Blooming usually begins in late February […]

Primula x juliae ‘Dorothy’

Primula x juliae 'Dorothy'

This is a pale yellow P. x juliae hybrid, which means that it almost certainly has P. eliatorin its parentage. The multiple blooms on each stalk are another indication.

Primula x juliae

Primula x juliae

Most P. x juliae hybrids in gardens result from crosses between P. juliae, a sweet and garden-worthy native of the Caucasus that is for some reason hard to come by, and either P. vulgaris or P. eliator. They are nearly all delightful plants to grow in a shady, moist site with reasonable drainage.

Primula veris

Primula veris

Classic cowslip primrose, with long-blooming fragrant yellow flowers and slightly fuzzy foliage. The common name comes from the fact that they colonize uncultivated pastureland in the British isles. They are one of the most widespread of all primrose species, being found in nature from the British isles through Siberia and into Manchuria, as well as […]

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