Primula japonica 'Miller's Crimson'

Miller's Crimson candelabra primose

CODE: 0AA-0001
ZONE: 4a
PRICE: $7.00
POT SIZE: 4.5"sq x 5.0", 1004 ml

I was first introduced to 'Miller's Crimson' last year when I saw it blooming amongst more 'common' perennials at a Chicago-based nursery. I was enthralled! I bought a few and really enjoyed their color amongst the ferns in my shaded garden, but I'm kicking myself for not having the foresight to take a picture to share with you.

Most of you are familiar with the typical canelabra primroses: they form basal rosettes of textured, light green foliage that makes me think of lettuce. In spring, tall green standards rise from these clusters, waving banners of up to 60 dark red flowers on short horizontal stalks. The overall effect is fantastic in the garden.

Candelabra primroses like water, and 'Miller's Crimson' is no exception. Often found in bogs or alongside mountain streams in its native haunts, it also enjoys the cool air of shaded woodlands.

It's great with brightly-colored ferns like Athyrium filix-femina or offset against the flowers and foliage of false solomon's seal (Maianthemum racemosum subsp. racemosum).

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