I found this pretty little primrose last year, and put it in the semi-shade garden. It performed well last growing, blooming and holding up well against the bunnies and deer.
Primula kisoana is a good choice in a woodland garden. It does well in moist or dry conditions. In our yard, it is in a rich, reasonably well-drained soil in a semi – shady area. It will tolerate some drought.
It is an endangered species in its native habitat in Japan, growing in meadows and on hillsides.
It spreads quickly underground by runners, forming very thick colonies. It could be considered invasive, if you don’t have much room, on the other hand, it’s perfect if you are hoping to fill an area with a ground cover in the woodland garden.
Kisoana grows 6-12 inches high, has a velvet, round, deeply lobed leaf and blooms with intense pink flowers April – June. Zones 5 -8.
If you are adding this primrose to your wish list. I paid about $8.00 at one of our local nurseries. I saw them for less and more online.
Keep growing primroses! In our yard they are one of the most interesting, most colorful, consistently good performers with very little effort.