This is a unique kind of Primrose, totally unlike more commonly grown forms. Leaves are thick and waxy with a dusting almost like flour, forming a low rosette. Large clusters of fragrant light mauve-purple flowers appear through the spring, with a faintly darker eye. Choose a partly shaded site with rich, moist soil but excellent drainage. This species falls into the category of Auricula Primroses which were extremely popular in Victorian gardens, when hundreds of named selections were in existence. Clumps may be divided carefully after blooming or in early fall. Evergreen.