Nostalgic charm or modern spontaneity: the Victoriana gold-edged primula is at home anywhere. As a pot plant it will adorn your windowsill in the spring, and in the garden this late-flowering series provides long-lasting blooms well into April. The decorative flowers are borne on long, graceful stems in attractive loose umbels, about 20 centimetres above the leaves. The Victoriana series currently offers five varieties in expressive colour combinations. The luminous yellow centre is surrounded by a decorative band of red, violet or mocha encircled by a narrow white border. These robust Victoriana primulas are perfect as a group in bowls, pots and flowerbeds. They are hardy, thrive in the garden in moist, humus-rich soil, and their extraordinary flowers will bring more pleasure next year.
There is a long tradition of growing Victoriana perennial primulas in our gardens as these plants, with their filigree patterned flowers, have been cultivated in Europe since the 15th century. 200 years later there was no stopping the passion for collecting garden primroses, because enthusiasts wanted to own as many colours and shapes as possible. Many varieties were lost during the last century – just one more reason to revive this tradition for a plant with so much timeless charm.