"Yukiwari-sou" painted by Yasuo Toyama
Mealy Primrose is the horticultured name and belongs to Hepatica nobilis var. Japonica. It is also known that it is distributed through the northern hemisphere. H. nobilis var. japonica, f. variegate, Hepatica nobilis f. magna, H. n. var. pubescens, which all diverged from H. nobilis, grow wild in Japan.
Hepatica nobilis f.magna is the rarest flower among the Mealy Primroses. The flower grows mainly along the Sea of Japan, especially in Niigata prefecture. This Hepatica nobilis f. magna varies and shows lots of colours and shapes. As its characteristic is to be quite strong and healthy, many people are enthusiastic about the flower.
An individual flower is of course beautiful however, the beauty of a colony plants is also beyond description. In early spring, flowers are in full bloom all over the garden and are showing off in harmony. The flowers will give all who view them pleasant memories to look back on.
The Mealy Primrose Festival