Sunday, March 30, 2014

Monday's Favorite Flower Combination #13

Primrose or Primula vulgaris with Golden Dead Nettle  or Lamium maculatum"Aureum"

Primula vulgaris, commonly called primrose, is a semi-evergreen, rosette-forming perennial that is native from southern Europe to western Asia. I recommend to grow it  in organically rich, consistently moist, well-drained soils in part shade. Plants often perform best with a spring-summer mulch that helps maintain soil moisture and keeps roots cool. Plants thrive in placements along streams or ponds and tolerate some wet soils. Plant foliage may depreciate in the heat of the summer. I propagate this primula quite a bit by division in spring after bloom.
Primula vulgaris (zone 4-8)

Lamium maculatum "Aureum" is a golden deadnettle cultivar that is noted for its chartreuse foliage and pink flowers. It is a mat-forming perennial ground cover that typically grows 8” high and spreads to 12-18” wide or more by sprawling stems which sometimes root in the ground at the nodes as they go. It grows vigorously in optimum conditions but is easy to control and is not considered to be too aggressive. Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade to full shade. Prefers evenly moist, acidic loams with good drainage. Dislikes wet soils, particularly in winter. Dislikes high heat and humidity, and does best when soils are cool. Also dislikes compacted or poorly drained soils.
Lamium maculatum "Aureum" (zone 3-8) in late spring with two different varieties of sedum.

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  1. What a bright and cheery wonder it's on your list of favorites. 13 is a lucky number for this twosome!

  2. Foarte frumoasa combinatie , draga Daniela! Iti urez o zi de Florii fericita , printre florile tale!:)