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PRIMULA

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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.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - spoon-shaped or diamond-shaped deep-green leaves to 35cm (14in) long. 1 - 7 whorls of 3 - 12 salverform flowers 2.5cm (1in) across.
  • Height - 60cm (24in)
  • Spread - 60cm (24in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Partial shade - will tolerate full sun if soil remains moist.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - syn. P. prolifera. The easiest Asiatic primula to grow.
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, red spider mite, vine weevil, slugs, viruses, grey mould(Botrytis).
  • Place of origin - from India(Assam) to south-western China, northern Burma, Indonesia.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Soil Conditions - Neutral to acid soil - - requires deep, humus-rich soil.
60cm (24in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

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PRIMULA beesiana   AWARD

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Shades of lilac-purple
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PRIMULA bulleyana   AWARD

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Red buds opening orange
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PRIMULA japonica 'Apple Blossom'

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Light pink
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PRIMULA japonica 'Miller's Crimson'  AWARD

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Red
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PRIMULA japonica 'Postford White'  AWARD

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White
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PRIMULA pulverulenta   AWARD

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Magenta pink
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PRIMULA 'Harlow Carr'

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PRIMULA capitata   AWARD

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Purple-blue flowers on silvery white stems, late spring to early autumn
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PRIMULA denticulata   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Drumstick primrose.
Lilac-purple drum-stick primula
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PRIMULA denticulata alba

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Commonly known as: Drumstick primrose.
Good white form
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PRIMULA 'Don Keefe'

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Stout stems carry several trumpet-shaped blooms of orange-red
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PRIMULA florindae   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Giant yellow cowslip, Himalayan cowslip.
Late flowering, canary-yellow, scented
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PRIMULA sikkimensis   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Sikkim cowslip.
Large fragrant yellow flowers on tall stems
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PRIMULA veris   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Cowslip, Herb Peter, Palsywort.
Variable yellow flowers
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PRIMULA vialli   AWARD

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Lilac poker-like flowers, red in bud
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PRIMULA vulgaris   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Primrose.
fragrant pale yellow flowers
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PRIMULA 'Wanda'   AWARD

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Dark claret-red flowers in early spring
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