Japanese primrose, Primula japonica, grows to 45cm tall, bearing a rosette of broad, crinkly light green leaves and candelabra-esque whorls of flowers on tall, erect stems from late spring to early summer.
Primula japonica 'Miller's Crimson' bears beautiful crimson flowers from late spring to early summer. It's a good choice for a woodland garden, preferring moist, acidic to neutral soil in partial shade spot. For best results dig in plenty of organic matter, such as garden compost, before planting. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the prestigious Award of Garden Merit.
Cultivar: Miller's Crimson
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Red
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Partial shade
Soil: Acidic, Moist
Skill level: Experienced
Time to plant seeds: March to May
Time to divide plants: September to November
Time to plant: March to November
Flowering period: May to June
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