Primula beesiana also known as the Bee’s primula or primrose is one of a group of primulas known as the Candelabra primulas that originate from China. They produce lovely whorls of purple-lilac to rosey-red flowers with a yellow eye on tall stems from May to July and work really well with foliage plants such as Hostas and Ferns. Best in partial or full shade though the wetter the soil the more sun they will tolerate. Very long lived as long as they aren’t allowed to dry out. Can self-hybridize if planted near other primulas in this group.
Flowers: May – July
Planting position: Damp soil in partial shade will tolerate full sun as long as kept moist.