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Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Friday, May 08, 2009

I have lost my heart

to Primula pulverulenta.

When I found this particular Primula at the nursery, I knew I had to have it for my collection. Little did I know just how spectacular it would be.
Primula pulverulenta's flowers are candelabra style and the tall stalks are powdered white.
When I planted this specimen it was about 14 inches tall.

It is now 25 inches tall, and looks as though it may get taller, and has three tiers of flowers up the stem.

With their long stems, they are the perfect plant to place at the rear of my Primrose Garden.

Of course, I had to have this gorgeous pink Primula to keep the purple/carmine one company. I will be keeping a sharp eye out for more of these beauties.


Creative Country Mom said...

Oh W-O-W, I too am feel the love, they are beautiful. I have some seed scattered for these, but nothing yet (that I know). *Fingers crossed* Beautiful pics! ~Brooke

tina said...

It is gorgeous-you don't have so far to go to find your heart do you?:)

RainGardener said...

That is pretty - 25" and still growing huh? Sounds like a good one to have! Does it bloom long?

Kathleen said...

Oh, I think I'm in love now too. That is a gorgeous primula. I love so many of the plants in that family but I don't have any of the candlelabras (sp?). I would have bought it in an instant too!!!

Phoenix C. said...

What a beautiful plant! I like both the deep pink and the paler pink, and the tiered effect is lovely.

Outside In said...

I can see why you love it, sure is purdy.

Peggy said...

Keewee, just how many different types of primulas do you have? The candleabra one is very unusual and so pretty!

keewee said...

RainGardener, it has been blooming for three weeks, and now has the fouth tier of flowers, so it may bloom for a couple more weeks yet.
Peggy, I have not counted how many types of primroses/primulas I have.