These blue primulas (Primula acaulis ‘Blue Zebra’) are unreal. They are hallucinatory, a visual flashback from some bad trip I foolishly took in high school. No, they are like a prop in a cartoon remake of Alice in Wonderland. I wonder, when I turn my back, will they grow anthropomorphic limbs and dance?
They are also cold hardy (down to zone 4) and in the right conditions should rebloom in the fall along with another similar, albeit less dramatic impulse-buy primula that I planted out there last spring. And if I play my cards right (they need protection from the hot summer sun and moist soil that also drains well), they will come back, again and again, a reminder that sometimes nature isn’t always as “natural” as we expect it should be.