Silent Sunday – Double Primrose

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89 Responses to Silent Sunday – Double Primrose

  1. germac4 says:

    Your double primrose is absolutely beautiful! I’ll look out for it on my next trip to the nursery!

  2. sandyjwhite says:

    Double the beauty!

  3. cindy knoke says:

    How gorgeous Eliza!

  4. Gorgeous colour and form!

  5. carylbeach says:

    so pretty- especially as limited colour in garden just now! I just have campanula and of course my blue poppies!

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  7. Val Boyko says:

    Delightful Eliza 💐

  8. Beautiful! Reminds me of an African violet.

  9. So lovely! I love the white outlines on the petals.

  10. Alice says:

    Gorgeous! The shorter leaves seem to cup the flowers.

  11. Oh, my! I have never seen those. What beauties!

  12. How lovely, they actually look like carnations.

  13. Treah Pichette says:

    I know these! 🙂

  14. I never knew they came double. They are really beautiful.

  15. shoreacres says:

    Sometimes I think plant breeders are crazy, but in this case? I’m all in favor! I found this connection between your primroses and my yellow paintbrushes:

    “Double primroses have been treasured by horticulturists since Elizabethan times… Such plants arose as chance foundlings, but only very rarely, for the doubling of the petals typically occurs at the expense of both the female and male fertile bits of the flower: in short, they are generally incapable of producing seed, even if a bee could manage to pollinate them through their thick tuffet of pleated petals.”

    I’ve never thought of calling my discoveries a ‘chance foundling’ — how very British!

  16. neihtn2012 says:

    So many pretty flowers on one plant! I will be looking for it to fill in some spots that the deer have laid bare.

  17. I love it and commented to someone yesterday how I usually don’t like primrose! Then I saw yours and some of the candleabras. Never say never.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Amy. I have many different species of primroses and their long bloom make them quite welcome in my garden. This double polyanthus increases quickly, forming large clumps that are easily divided. P. sieboldii is another special one that I look forward to every year.

      • So pretty, I think what I have been seeing all these years is the oddly fake colors in pots in the grocery store and not the garden varieties.

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Yes, I know those bright ones offered during winter, which are pretty garish, but sure are cheerful when it is cold and snowy out. They are hardy here, so if one wanted, they could make a garden of those bright colors! I tend to buy the pale yellow and blues and put them in the garden when the weather warms.

      • I guess I don’t like the anti snow primulas!

  18. Eliza, this is so so beautiful. What is the name of this flower? I have never seen this one before.

  19. They are beautiful and form a natural bouquet!

  20. maryjane678 says:

    Love that Eliza.

  21. Dale says:

    Love that shade of purple!

  22. Debbie says:

    Mercy, that color is gorgeous! It’s not easy finding shades of blue that I want in my garden — I’ll have to research this one and see if it might grow here.

  23. Tina says:

    Gorgeous color! I’m particularly fond of blues in the garden and that one is a stunner!

  24. Gorgeous color and flowers!!🙂

  25. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    What a stunning colour

  26. Vicki says:

    What a beautiful flower. I love the contrast between the flower and the green leaves. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a double Primrose before.

    My Mother was a great gardener and even though I haven’t acquired her skill, despite my neighbour saying I had a green thumb, I used to roam around all the garden centres and plant nurseries with my Mother when I was a teenager. I remember seeing many Primrose flower colours, but not a double (that I can remember),

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Vicki. I’ve mostly seen singles, too, but I guess with plant breeding, one can see just about anything these days. This is a good passalong plant, it divides quite easily.

  27. susurrus says:

    Sweet little flowers. I love to split these. Their roots are made for teasing out.

  28. Kris P says:

    That’s a real beauty, Eliza!

  29. Oh, wow, take my breath away. Gorgeous.

  30. A beautiful color and so many blooms!

  31. Maria says:

    These are absolutely gorgeous! I love the colour!

  32. So pretty!! I only ever had primrose, I don’t think I’ve seen/noticed them double.

  33. Donna Donabella says:

    A lovely color!

  34. They remind me of floral cake decorations. Now I’m hungry for something sweet (it doesn’t take much). 😊

  35. Ooooohhhhh pretty purple! My favorite ❤️

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