Primula

Primula spp.

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Primula is a genus with a wide distribution in many temperate and tropical regions of the world with a centre of diversity in the Himalayas. It is a large genus of around 350 species of herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennials that are organised further into various sub-generic groups. Members are characterised by a basal rosette of simple leaves and salver-shaped flowers on stout, erect stems. Primroses and cowslips are familiar wildflowers in this genus. Many species have been cultivated and hybridised for 100’s of years leading to a plethora of available garden varieties.

Planning

Flowering time

Spring

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Personality

Family

Primulaceae

Flower colour

Multicoloured

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