A picture of a Candelabra Primula

Candelabra Primula

Primula japonica

Also known as

Japanese Cowslip, Japanese Primrose, Candelabra primrose, Primrose

Primula japonica 02 by Meneerke bloem (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A close up of some pink Primula japonica flowers
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Candelabra Primula Overview

Primula japonica is a perennial species in the primrose family, Primulaceae. Tolerant of wet soil, it is ideal for planting next to a pondside or in boggy areas. They are beautiful and eye-catching with its bright pink flowers on tall stems. Foliage is light green and the leaves have a crinkled texture.

Common problems with Candelabra Primula

How to propagate Candelabra Primula

Seed

You can propagate from seed in the spring, early summer or autumn.

Cuttings

By division or from root cuttings.

Division

Special features of Candelabra Primula

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Candelabra Primula

Mixed bed, border, fragrance, borders, Rock-gardens.