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Primula spectabilis

Primula spectabilis

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

35cm

Max

30cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Primula spectabilis Overview

This is a perennial herb with glossy leaves that are broad oval to obovate. The flowers are pink-red-purple they are borne in early summer.

Common problems with Primula spectabilis

How to propagate Primula spectabilis

Seed

Propagate from seed in the spring, early summer or autumn.

Cuttings

By division or from root cuttings.

Division

Other uses of Primula spectabilis

There are primulas suitable for almost every type of site; border, screen garden, bog garden, pool margin, greenhouse and alpine house.