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Cape primrose

Streptocarpus 'Kim'

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Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

10cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Cape primrose
A photo of Cape primrose

Cape primrose Overview

A perennial bearing rosettes of strap-shaped, mid green leaves. Cymes of profuse, dark purple flowers with white throats appear in mid spring to mid summer.

Common problems with Cape primrose

How to propagate Cape primrose

Cuttings

You can propagate from seed, if available, in spring, by division after flowering, by tip cuttings from bushy species. Leaf cuttings from stemless species in spring or summer.

Division

Seed

Other uses of Cape primrose

Grown for its showy flowers.