Mýrastigi

Primula elatior 'Mixed'

Oxlip

Primulaceae

Height

15 - 20 cm

Flower colour

red, pink or yellow

Flowering time

May

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun - part shade

Soil

well drained, preferably lime-rich

pH

neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

tender

Plant range

garden variety, 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.

Propagation:


Division in spring or fall.


Seed - sown in January.

Seed not covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) until germination. 

Tender cultivars in a variety of colours.

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