Primula x vulgaris ‘Depoe Bay’

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Primula x vulgaris ‘Depoe Bay’

Adorable and deeply colored perennial primrose that has been a long term performer. Brilliant cobalt blue flowers with a center of yellow  from mid-winter  (in mild years) to late spring. Rich, moisture retentive soil- add a lot of compost and regular water. Primula species that don’t go summer dormant can have a rough go through our hot dry summers. Part shade and match with other perennials and bulbs with similar needs. Epimedium , Crocus, Hyacinth, Pulmonaria all group wonderfully together. Low and spreading. To 6″ tall in bloom (barely) and forming expanding patches. Eventually you can end up with a a 3′ x 3′ patch of pure deep blue. Make sure that it never goes dust dry in summer. Irrigate at least once a week in July-Sept. Protect flowers from snails slugs vermin though they aren’t chronically afflicted. Great in seasonal containers. We named this Primula ‘Depoe Bay’ because hey, its a blue bay and how many Primroses are named after the smallest harbor in the world?  Very floriferous selection.  Attracts some of the eariest bees.

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