20 - 30 cm
red buds, lilac flowers
June - July
humus-rich, fertile, moist, well drained
acid - neutral - alkaline
usually short lived
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 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