This lovely and relatively rare Primula has its origins in mainland Europe, but will thrive in UK gardens. It is hardy, perennial and 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 20cm (8in) apart. They will thrive in a well drained spot in sun or 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.