Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
In the wooded bit of my garden, I have a selection of Primroses and Cowslips that are a joy. I understand that both of them have two kinds of flower and if both aren't present in the same area the pollen can't be transferred between them, and seeds can't be produced. Apparently Shakespeare wrote in 'The Winter's Tale' of 'pale primroses that die unmarried'
What I'm not sure about is whether there are Primulas that aren't Snowdrops or Cowslips. Can anyone clarify this for me? Garden centres can be a bit careless in describing these plants it seems.
- 31 Mar, 2009