Plants of merit: Candelabra primroses

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2012 4:35pm
  • Life

WHAT: Candelabra primula, tall primroses, are easy to spot in the garden as they reach heights of 14 to 28 inches, and rise stiffly upright.

They are available in many colors including pinks, white, purple, red, yellow and orange.

Candelabra primroses are in bloom for approximately six weeks in late spring through midsummer and provide colorful vertical interest to the garden.

SUN OR SHADE: These plants do well in sun to part shade and need a rich moist soil.

SIZE: Some varieties can reach 28 inches tall, while many are in the 18-inch range.

SEE IT: At the Evergreen Arboretum &Gardens in the Master Gardeners Demonstration Border to the left of the entrance columns; 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; For more information see or call 425-257-8597.

Source: Sandra Schumacher, Evergreen Arboretum &Gardens Foundation

More in Life

Everett’s Michael ‘Scooby’ Silva is the leader of the (dog) pack

Since 2012, he’s built a thriving business walking dogs while their owners are at work.

Still looking for that one special recipe for the holidays?

Columnist Jan Roberts-Dominguez shares her traditional recipes for cheese soup and chocolate sauce.

How to saute mushrooms to crispy, browned perfection

Various levels of heat affect our scrumptious fungus: There’s “sweating” and then there’s “sauteing.”

Bob Jepperson’s Wild Love Story

A perfect circle of sounds, pictures and storytelling from the Anacortes author.

Brutally true ‘Montauk’ parallels author’s conflicted real life

The short autofictional novel centers on a weekend tryst the narrator has with a much younger woman.

‘Shape of Water,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ lead Golden Globe nominations

“The Post” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” also collected a number of nominations.

This author is throwing a virtual party for book lovers

Jennifer Bardsley is hosting a Facebook get-together for young-adult book authors and readers.

Getting a glimpse of what’s coming as we age

Everett Public Library reading to help you understand the changes ahead in your elder years.

Bustling Dublin offers big-city sights and Irish charm

The dynamic city has a great story to tell, and people who excel at telling it.

Most Read