This lovely and relatively rare Primula has its origins in mainland Europe, but will thrive in UK gardens. It is a hardy perennial that will flower each year from March through to early June. Once planted it will quickly form evergreen clumps erupting with beautiful bright-eyed blooms that stand proud of the foliage, so plant them about 20cm (8in) apart to give them room to grow. They will thrive in a well drained spot, preferably in partial shade; you can even plant them in pots on your patio! For an exquisite posy carefully cut several stems and display them in a vase in your house where they will be sure to command interest from everyone who sees them.