Hose-In-Hose and Jack-in-the-Green

Gold-laced polyanthus are named for their gold-edged petals with dark backgrounds of either dark red or black. This small, but hardy plant was wildly popular as a florist's flower during the eighteenth century, but then declined in popularity and was nearly lost to cultivation when the last nursery growing them was bombed in 1939. Florence Bellis of Barnhaven Seeds received seed from a rescued plant and reintroduced it in 1949 but only recently has begun to regain popularity.

Hose-In-Hose Form

Jack-In-The-Green Form

Daisy Eastman: An Antique Hose-In-Hose from my Great-grandmother's Garden

"Garnet Jack" is a dark red Jack-in-the-Green

Contact Susan E. Schnare today to discuss primroses.

Mountain Brook Primroses
373 Elbow Pond Road
Andover, New Hampshire 03216
Email: hld@mtnbrook.com
Call: 603-735-5389