Double Primroses have been cherished in English cottage gardens for centuries. This variety is part of a series bred by famed Primula breeder Florence Bellis, at Barnhaven, near Portland Oregon in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. Very hard to find for years, these are now available again, thanks to the miracles of modern laboratory cloning. Ironcially, Heritage Perennials® needed to locate them in the United Kingdom and was instrumental in reintroducing these to the Pacific Northwest in the 1990’s. They are easy to grow, and put on a tremendous show in the spring garden, their double rose-like flowers attracting comments from all who see them. Choose a moist, shady spot free from vigorous tree roots. ‘Val Horncastle’ has blossoms of pale sulphur-yellow. Divide every two to three years, in early fall.