The second bloomer this year
And coming a close second in the bloom sweepstakes this year was a Primula veris cultivar. I believe it is 'Perth Sunrise' but I'll have to wait until its sister blooms in another few days to make sure. These new hybrids are quite hardy and easy to grow. Give them protection from the hot sun, a decent woodland soil and the charm of an English spring can be yours. Remember to propagate them right after they finish blooming. This one gets a year off - I'll let it rest this year given that I've moved it 3 times in the last three years.