These perennials known as ‘Primroses’ have been in my backyard for the last couple of years. Primroses come in a variety of colors of which, the ones that grace my backyard are in yellow, hot pink and dark purple with contrasting colors in the middle. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the purple ones at the time I shot these pictures.
The smooth texture and bright colors of the flowers contrast beautifully against the lush, deep green colored, wrinkled looking foliage. They make perfect plants for borders with their growth in low mounds of showy leaves and long lasting clusters of stunning flowers.
These primroses need little care and are happy with well-draining soil, some sunshine and water. Once a year, during spring or early summer, I give them some fertilizer to boost their flowering and they are very content and reward me every year with their cheerful looking blooms.
Both the yellow and pink variety of primroses seen in these pictures are ones that graciously bloomed this year in my flower bed.
The colors on nature’s palette for this hot pink variety definitely had good contrasting pigments. The fine lines on the petals look like fine brushstrokes made by an artist -definitely an inspiration for someone who does botanical painting.