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Primula prolifera 'Smithiana'

Primula prolifera 'Smithiana'

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

35cm

Max

30cm

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Primula prolifera 'Smithiana' Overview

These are annuals, biennials and perennials, some of which are evergreen. They are produced in rosettes of basal leaves with tubular, bell or primrose-shaped flowers. The flower stems, leaves and sepals are covered with farina (a waxy powder).

Common problems with Primula prolifera 'Smithiana'

How to propagate Primula prolifera 'Smithiana'

Division

By seed when fresh or in spring; increase selected forms during dormancy, either by division.

Seed

Cuttings

Root cuttings. Root cuttings can be taken when dormant in winter.

Other uses of Primula prolifera 'Smithiana'

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