Primula elatior
Oxlip
Primulaceae or Primrose Family
8 inches tall - yellow, red, bicolors
Full sun to part shade
Fertile, constantly-moist soil
Late Spring
Propagate by seed or division (easy)
Photo by Jane Hendrix

Oxlip is similar to Polyantha Primrose but a bit taller at 8 inches. Its flowers have soft pastel shades that blend seamlessly into each other. Easy to grow from seed and easy to divide upon maturity, Oxlip likes a constantly moist, fertile soil in full sun (cool-summer climates) to partial shade.