Cortusa caucasica
Caucasian Cortusa
Primulaceae or Primrose Family
8 to 10 inches tall - red-violet
Full sun to part shade
Rich, constantly-moist soil
Late Spring
Propagate by seed or division
Photo by Jane Hendrix

Cortusa is like a small, delicate primrose and, like the primrose, it thrives on moist, humus-rich soil. Place Caucasian Cortusa at the front of your bog garden since its small flowers and wiry stems tend to disappear in the foliage of more robust species.