Every year this little beauty keeps us guessing. “Will I or wont I bother to come back?” Well I am very glad to report that another year has passed and this stunning little primula is still gracing our Strip Bed. To be fair it is considered a short lived perennial but in the past, unlike this specimen, other have taken “short lived” to the extreme. A native of mountainous regions of China where it grows in damp meadows and sparce woodland, it is happiest in moist semi-shade. The two tone rocket-like flowers remind me of 1970’s ice lollies. To be honest I don’t need much excuse to think about 1970’s ice lollies.