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A picture of a Cape Primrose

Cape Primrose

Streptocarpus primulifolius

Photo by jfallsebrook (All rights reserved)

Full Shade
Easy care


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


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  • autumn
  • winter

Cape Primrose Overview

This is one of the more striking Streptocarpus species with lovely large, trumpet-shaped flowers in deep shades of mauve with distinctive dark purple streaks in the throat. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal.

Special features of Cape Primrose

Pot plant

Indoor plant