Sunday, April 29, 2007

Early Bloomers: Primrose

Perky little Primroses are so misunderstood. They're generally sold as houseplants and most folks (me, too) assume they're tender annuals. Who can resist these cheery little flowers? So, we bring them home and put them in a sunny window and... watch them curl up and die.

Primroses can't take the heat. They're winter-hardy, zone 3 perennials who would love you to death if you'd just put them outdoors in a shady spot. They happily bloom, in early spring, at the same time as your Daffodils.

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