Named after the French missionary and etnologist Pere Vial who visited China in the 19th century, the pagoda primrose ( Primula vialii ), to me is among the most striking of this flower group. Vivid red flower buds (the calyces, or sepals) erupt into delicate lavender blossoms, all held high on a single stalk.
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF 300mm 1:4 L IS USM
1/500, f / 5.6, 0 EV, ISO 1250
Minter Gardens, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
03 Jun 2012