This Primula acaulis ‘Hethor’ recently came home with me from the grocery store (alongside a kingsize chocolate bar we won’t talk about). Although not quite as flashy as the Polyanthus I bought last year, it is a bright splash of colour on the windowsill while my African violets rest after a long blooming period.
P. acaulis is hardy to zone 4 and so I’d be pushing the envelope just a bit, but I think I’m going to save it over if I can and plant it out in the spring. I already grow primulas in the garden – a smooth-leaved variety I believe may be P. rubra (a friend gave me the plants years ago and she didn’t know what they were), so this P. acaulis will be a good companion. It’s worth a try, anyway.
Do you grow primulas?