Aims to be the definitive reference for the auricula, one of the genus "Primula". Originally a mountain plant, the auricula is versatile and hardy; cultivated for 400 years, but currently experiencing fresh popularity. The text surveys the way in which one type varies from another, with explanation of farina and the unique paste. This work details some 200 leading named varieties and advises on building up a collection. It contains chapters devoted to show, alpine, double and border types. The authors explore methods of cultivation throughout the year, with consideration of the auricula's hardiness - they can, in fact, be grown under cold glass with no heating. They also cover vegetative and seed preparation as well, as details on pests and diseases, and preparing plants for exhibition.