Primula tommasinii You and Me Blue


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Plant Code: PRYM

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A rare primrose with an amazing layered flower-in-a-flower blossom. Two separate tiers of petals are formed on each individual flower that form clusters above the fresh crinkled foliage. Plants come in a single color per plant in tones ranging from sky to deepest blue. Place them near a path so that its unique flowers can be noticed. The unusual common name refers to gentlemanís hosiery styles of the late 1500ís when this species was first discovered.

Extremely frost hardy. This Primula will most definitely turn heads and start conversation.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 8-12"
Spacing: Plant 12" apart
Bloom Time: Early Spring to Late Spring
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Full Shade
Zones: 4-7   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: Blue
Accent: Blue
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • OK in Containers
  • Shade Tolerant

Primula General Information

Primula are delightful in the woodland or shade garden. Flowers begin as tight little buds in the center of wavy cabbage green leaves.

Primula Plant Care

Prefers moist, compost-rich soil. Primula will tolerate morning sun with afternoon shade. Can be divided every 2 to 3 years right after bloom or in early fall. Be sure to replant so that the crown is just above soil surface. Cut back by half after blooming to encourage reblooming in fall.