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Published: Thursday, June 5, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Plant Picks

  • Primula poissonii, or candelabra primrose, has stately stalks and bright reddish purple blooms.

    Great Plant Picks

    Primula poissonii, or candelabra primrose, has stately stalks and bright reddish purple blooms.

What: Primula poisonii, a candelabra primrose, are intention-getters in shade gardens because of their fragrant, multitiered blooms.
In mid- to late spring, Primula beesianas sport bright magenta blooms with golden yellow eyes.
Its semi-evergreen foliage is medium green, and lanced shaped.
Why: Primula poisonii are very long-lived and will quickly establish a good size clump and bloom in mid-to-late spring.
The foliage is a medium green, oblong, semi-evergreen. The reddish-purple flowers have a yellow eye.
Where: They need part shade, rich soil and regular watering.
Size: This perennial grows to about 18-inches wide by 18-inches high.
Learn more: www.great plantpicks.org.
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