The 'Chinese Pagoda Primrose'. This species looks radically different, bearing upright stems with rocket shaped flowers that shockingly combine mauve pink and scarlet red. Happily grown next to water features or planted among ferns and hostas. This plant dies down in winter to regrow in spring.
Keep well watered until firmly established, feed with a good liquid fertiliser every two weeks in the flowering season. Plant into any average garden soil, preferably poorly drained soil.
Water thoroughly, or stand pot in a container of water for half an hour before planting. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Remove the pot, place the plant in the hole so that the root ball is level with the surrounding ground and refill, firming if necessary. Keep well watered in dry weather. Feed in spring with a good, general fertiliser.
March - June