Primula vialii is a very striking plant, bearing upright poker-shaped, red-tipped lilac-pink flowers in early and midsummer. It’s perfect for growing in a partially shaded or woodland border, especially in poorly drained soil. It works well when planted among ferns and hostas. It can also be planted en masse in bog gardens or at the pond edge – make sure the soil stays moist to compensate for the lack of shade in these situations.For best results grow Primula vialii in moist soil in partial shade. Divide large clumps after flowering.