Primula vialii

Primula vialii

Vial's Primrose

Primulaceae

Height

20 - 30 cm

Flower colour

red buds, lilac flowers

Flowering time

June - July

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

humus-rich, fertile, moist, well drained

pH

acid - neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

usually short lived

Plant range

China

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) until germination.

Red buds and lilac flowers in bicoloured flower spikes

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