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Water Loving Japanese Primroses

Japanese primroses

Japanese primroses

These newly planted Japanese primroses are one of the reasons I am so excited this spring. A friend invited me to dig the primroses where they were invading her lawn. We did not make much of a dent in the patch that is thriving in front of her house and I am imagining that it will not be very long before they cover the ground in  this bed where it is very wet. Although you can barely tell from the photo the Japanese primroses are planted between the buttonbush and a golden berried winterberry whose tiny new buds are almost invisible.

As you can see we dug up the primroses before they had begun to think “Flowers!”  We got them in the ground less than two hours after digging them out of the ground and ever since the damp, rainy and cool weather has given them just what they need to settle in. Japanese primroses prefer partially shady sites and humusy damp soil.  I am dreaming that before too long they might look like this

Japanese primroses

Japanese primroses

My friend sent me this photo so I would know what to expect. Beauty and Joy!

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