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A picture of a Cape primrose

Cape primrose

Streptocarpus 'Nia'

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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

Cape primrose Overview

This genus consists of about 130 species of annuals, perennials and rarely subshrubs. There are various types, shrubby bushy species with vigorous growth, rosette plants, and single-leafed species which produce one very large leaf about 1m long. The flowers are tubular with 5 lobes.

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.