Primula scandinavica
Primula scandinavica
Primula scandinavica
Primula scandinavica
Primula scandinavica
Primula scandinavica
Primula scandinavica

Primula scandinavica

Scandinavian Primrose

Primulaceae

Height

5 - 10 cm

Flower colour

lilac

Flowering time

May - June

Foliage colour

green with farina

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, lime-rich

pH

neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

fairly hardy, given the right conditions

Plant range

Norway and Sweden

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 - March.

Seed not covered and stored at 15 - 20°C (60 - 68°F). If there is no germination within a month, a cooling period below 4°C (40°F) for 3-4 weeks could be helpful, before moving the seed back to 15-20°C (60-68°F) again for germination.

Short lived alpine plant that needs good drainage.

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