Primula elatior 'Crescendo Pink Shades'
15 - 20 cm
sun - part shade
well drained, tolerates lime-rich soil
acid - neutral - alkaline
garden hybrid, the species is native to Europe
Primula, is a very large genus of around 500 species in the primrose family, Primulaceae. The genus has a wide distribution, but the majority, about half the species, are native to the Himalayas. They grow in varied habitats, some are excellent rock garden plants, while others thrive in deep, fertile soil in semi-shade. The majority is not drought tolerant.
Division in spring or fall.
Seed - sown in late January - March.
Seed not covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) until germination.
Spring flowering plant. P. elatior hybrids can be tender.