Primula allionii, RHS Wisley Alpine Houses, 6th February 2016

There were many scintillating alpines on view in both the alpine houses at Wisley a week ago. I'm sure I shall post images of many more over the weeks but for starters there were a number of Primula allionii varieties. A native of the southernmost range of the alps, between France and Italy, they breed freely from seed, forming a varied group of cultivars. They are noted for the brightly coloured flowers that perch just above the foliage. There's an interesting article on the plants by Jim Jerbyn, a man who knows both plants and the alps.

Primula allionii "Gavin Brown"
Primula allionii "Julia"
Primula allionii "Emily Charlotte"
Primula allionii "Apple Blossom x Crowsley Variety"
Primula allionii "Stephen"
Primula allionii "Little O"

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