These rather stunning-looking plants are a must if you have a semi shaded patch. For those who like exotica these fit the bill too. The flowers are unique, having a hooded top petal with three complimentary lower petals.
Primula are herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennials, forming a basal rosette of simple leaves, with salver-shaped or bell-shaped flowers which may be solitary or carried in an umbel or in whorls on an erect stem.
Cooking with edible flowers is a notion that has endured for centuries. According to Fleurs Gourmandes, the first recorded history of edible flowers occurred in 140 BC.