Also called Drumstick Primula! My usual Thursday wander round Kanyl's garden looking for inspiration. These seem to grow like weeds for him and are in flower, while 6 miles by road ours aren't.
A primula native to Asia it copes well in our Cumbrian conditions. Its preferences not great in fact it might be easier to say its tolerances. It copes with any aspect, poorly drained through to well drained soil plus sun or partial shade.