The Q&A Archives: Primrose

Question: I live in Virginia zone 7 I have an area that gets a lot of sun and is 4 ft x 4ft with primrose, but I want to put a little more color mixed in with the primrose. What are some perinnials I can mix with primrose that will bloom most of the summr

Answer: Some of good companions for primrose include jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) rising up in solitary dignity in the shadows, and trout lilies (erythronium). Numerous uncurling feathery fern fronds provide foliage contrast to th? coarser primrose leaves. Mahogany red trillium (T. sessile), sometimes called wake robin, Solomon?s seal (Polygonatum biflorum), false Solomon?s seal (Smilacina stellata) are fine company for primroses. Pink lady slippers (Cypripedium acaule) can join the show along with wood anemones (Anemone quinquefolia). Bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora) flowers early with graceful yellow blooms on delicate stems. Wild iris (Iris verna)?6 to 8 inches high?, White trillium (Trillium grandiflorum), blood-root (Sanguinaria canadensis), and wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) are also good companions for primroses. Enjoy your garden!

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