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Symbols of spring, prima rosa, appearing in the UK in woodlands, hedgebanks and grassy places and originating mainly in the northern hemisphere with almost half of species coming from the Himalayas.
Genus of about 400 species of mainly herbaceous perennials, some woody based and evergreen.
In groups of upright candelabras, the very diverse primrose/polyantha and the auriculas which include those with centres of white meal displayed as show auriculas.
Represented in the UK by the common P. vulgaris, the cowslip, P. veris (which makes a potent wine), a hybrid between them, false oxlip and the true oxlip. P. elatoir existing in a small area of boulder clay in East Anglia.
Around Yorkshire and Cumbria in damp, peaty places P. farinosa, the bird's-eye primrose grows and to the north on the north and north-west coast of Scotland. the similar P. scotica is native.
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.Pale- to dark-green leaves are generally linear to broadly oval in basal rosettes.
Full shadeIn sharply-drained soil.
Full sunIf soil remains moist at all times.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown for attractive flower form, salverform (as common primrose) or tubular, bell-shaped or funnel-shaped. CANDELABRAS are robust herbaceous perennials with several whorls of flowers in tiers on tall, sturdy stems.Pests & DiseasesAphids, red spider mite, vine weevil, slugs, viruses, grey mould(Botrytis).Place of originFound widely in the northern hemisphere.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soil
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Buy Varieties of PRIMULA
shades of lilac-purple
red buds opening orange
purple-blue flowers on silvery white stems, late spring to early autumn
lilac-purple drum-stick primula
good white form
late flowering, canary-yellow, scented
large fragrant yellow flowers on tall stems
variable yellow flowers
lilac poker-like flowers, red in bud
fragrant pale yellow flowers
dark claret-red flowers in early spring