Saturday, 6 May 2017

Candelabra primrose

Primula prolifera, candelabra primrose, must have been formally planted in the woodland garden, when it was first laid out in the 1930s.  Since then they have seeded themselves randomly throughout the wood.  Although the candelabra primrose comes in a wide range of colours - more than often a cheery yellow - here in the grounds of Colonsay House, the plants are a gorgeous magenta.  With the sun shining through the flowerheads, they are a startling beautiful sight.

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