Cortusa turkestanica
Cortusa turkestanica
Cortusa turkestanica
Cortusa turkestanica

Cortusa turkestanica

Primulaceae

Height

40 - 50 cm

Flower colour

purple

Flowering time

July

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

partial shade

Soil

well drained, humus rich, fairly moist

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy

Plant range

mountains in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Cortusa is a small genus in the primrose family, Primulaceae,  that bears a resemblance to primroses. Most species are spring flowering alpines native to mountains in S- and E-Europe, including the Alps and Carpathians, but a few species are native to China.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed sown in spring.

Seed just covered and kept at 20°C (68°F) until germination. Germination can be slow and take several months. After germination it should be kept at a lower temperature with plenty of light so the plants won't become lanky.

Hardy and easy to grow. Tolerates a fair amount of shade.

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